screwed up a drive (i think)!
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Fri Dec 27 00:51:52 UTC 2013
On Dec 26, 2013, at 3:17 PM, bruce <badouglas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here's the output of the fdisk -l
> [root at dell-1 ~]# fdisk -l
> Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0x28000000
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sda1 * 1 64 512000 83 Linux
> Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sda2 64 77826 624618496 8e Linux LVM
It is in fact showing a normal MBR with two partitions for device /dev/sda
> Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table
> Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
> Disk /dev/dm-2 doesn't contain a valid partition table
> Disk /dev/dm-3 doesn't contain a valid partition table
> Disk /dev/dm-4 doesn't contain a valid partition table
This is a normal message for fdisk of that era because it doesn't ignore the fact these are device mapper logical block devices, which do not normally ever have partition tables, you just format them. The /dev/dm-X designation is mapped to /dev/mapper/VGblah-LVblah. They are one in the same. There's nothing wrong here except possibly the presentation depending on the age of the tools.
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