I got a Slackware10 and WinXPhome on my fujitsu-siemens amiloD laptop.
I partitioned my 20gb hard drive with partition magic to install Linux. Now I want to change some of the partitions put partition magic says the disk is damaged and won't let me do anything. Both OSes are working perfectly.
I probably just need to fix the partition table but I have no knowledge of how to do this. Google has given me some information but not enough.
Here is some info:
This is the partition table as printed by fdisk in linux:
Disk /dev/hda: 20.0 GB, 20003880960 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2432 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks ID System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1402 11261533+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1403 2432 8273160 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 1403 1997 4773856+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 1997 2061 511528+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda7 2061 2432 2987680+ 83 Linux
Verifying the partition table with fdisk in linux tells me:
878 unallocated sectors
sfdisk -V /dev/hda gives me:
Warning: extended partition does not start at a cylinder boundary.
DOS and Linux will interpret the contents differently.
Warning: Partition 0 does not start at a cylynder boundary.
I've heard of tools such as gpart, testdisk... but I don't know if they are what I need. I would really like to avoit having to format the whole drive and repartition...
any help would be greatly appreciated.