how not to initialize HD
jb.123abc at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 31 18:52:00 UTC 2010
Tom H <tomh0665 <at> gmail.com> writes:
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 2:25 PM, JB <jb.123abc <at> yahoo.com> wrote:
> > JB <jb.123abc <at> yahoo.com> writes:
> > # fdisk -l
> > ...
> > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > /dev/sda1 * 1 4462 35840983+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
> > /dev/sda2 4463 4717 2048287+ e W95 FAT16 (LBA)
> > /dev/sda3 4718 12162 59793409 5 Extended
> > Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> > /dev/sda5 4718 5961 9989120 83 Linux
> > /dev/sda6 5962 8094 17133291 83 Linux
> > /dev/sda7 11919 12162 1951744 82 Linux swap/Solaris
> > /dev/sda8 8095 11918 30716248+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
> sda3 can be an extended partition.
I was not sure about it ... I thought that might confuse the partition table
layout logic. I wanted to make it "by the book" as much as possible.
OK. Let's assume that your are right. That would not necessitate touching
sda2 with W95 FAT16.
Paul, you are following the thread, are you :-) .
now there is a problem with Extended partition ending on 12162 boundary, which
is end of sda7, and not sda8 as it should be.
What do you think can we do to fold sda8 into that Extended partition without
remaking the Extended partition entirely ?
Perhaps we can fool it (or it is the right thing to do ...) by saving sda8
(W95 FAT32) contents somewhere (like I suggested previously for sda2) and
delete sda8. Would that fix the table (at least so it would become workable).
After that we could try a trick again by incorporating that free space into
sda7 so that allignments would be correct once again.
What do you think ?
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