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Old 12-16-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
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Problems with partitions on dual boot Mint 9/XP


Ok this is weird and I hope someone can help me out

My laptop has XP and Mint 9 Installed with dual boot, it was originally set up something like this first 80 Gig partition for Win, then 20 Gig for /root, then inside the extended table a couple of swap partitions and the remainder of the hard drive was allocated for /home.

And now, that I want to do a bit of distro upgrading; not a single one of the the linux based live cds I've tried (including Gparted live) is able to see the partition table, all of them just report the hard drive as unallocated!

Then when running cfdisk from within the installed Mint i get a
Code:
FATAL ERROR: Bad logical partition 5: Partition ends after end-of-disk
The kicker is: both of the installed operating systems *are* working properly _and_ can see the existing partition table... this never happened to be in the 10 years that I've been dual booting.

Can anyone provide suggestions? Will be appreciated
 
Old 12-16-2010, 11:32 AM   #2
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Please post the output of
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sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda
Obviously, replace /dev/sda with the name of your disk...
 
Old 12-16-2010, 12:55 PM   #3
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Here we are:


Code:
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63   258260939   129130438+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2       258260940   319468589    30603825   83  Linux
/dev/sda3       319468590   625137344   152834377+   5  Extended
/dev/sda4       326971008   625137344   149083168+  83  Linux
/dev/sda5       319468653  4614435947  2147483647+  83  Linux
 
Old 12-16-2010, 02:29 PM   #4
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Found a solution here:

http://www.rodsbooks.com/missing-parts/index.html
 
  


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