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Old 11-13-2006, 06:14 AM   #1
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Partition overlapping! noob in need.


ok , I have no idea what I did but I need some help. Try not to laugh to hard at my noobness.

I decided to try to turn my old NTFC partion into Fat32 so I could edit files and so forth on linux.

I moved everything I wanted to keep onto my linux install then went ot work. I'm a noob like said so i figured the best way to do this was to delete the NTFC partition and make a new Fat32.

too make a long story short this is what I ended up with.

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 5715 45905706 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 5845 9729 31206262+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3 5716 5844 1036192+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda4 * 1025 5844 38716650 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda5 5845 5880 289138+ 82 Linux swap

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/hdd: 6505 MB, 6505712640 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 790 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdd1 1 789 6337611 b W95 FAT32


------------------------------------------------------------------

I not sure what to do at this point. please help.

Noob in need.
 
Old 11-13-2006, 06:23 AM   #2
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So and now you want to include them in Linux?
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IS THAT YOUR CURRENT PARTITION TABLE???

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 5715 45905706 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 5845 9729 31206262+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3 5716 5844 1036192+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda4 * 1025 5844 38716650 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda5 5845 5880 289138+ 82 Linux swap

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/hdd: 6505 MB, 6505712640 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 790 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdd1 1 789 6337611 b W95 FAT32
What excatly you want us now to help you with? What is your question?
 
Old 11-13-2006, 06:25 AM   #3
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well linux no longer boots. I'm just hoping there is way I can fix this so I don't lose everything on my hd.


and yes this is what fdisk tells me.
 
Old 11-13-2006, 06:27 AM   #4
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Okay but this hasn't been your question at the start of the post.
Never the less... NTFC(NTFS what I suppose...)
Is there an error message?
 
Old 11-13-2006, 06:53 AM   #5
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Forgive me .... I just need to know if their is a way I can put thr partition table back in order.


If you look at my list you see even fdisk tells me they arn't in order and it has the new fat32 set as the boot partition.
 
Old 11-13-2006, 07:34 AM   #6
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Personally I would just delete (from within fdisk) /dev/hda4.
Deleting a partition entry doesn't delete any data, just the partition definition.
You'll still get the "not in order" message, but that's just informational and can generally be ignored.
 
  


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