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When running Partition Magic, I received an error stating my Hard disk is bad, and will not resize any partition. Wondering what the real error is. I booted to Mandrake 10.0 and ran DiskDrake. I received the following error: Partitions sector #63 (16GB) and Sector # 34626879 (5.8GB) are overlapping. I tried to unmount the drive and maybe re-size it? Or run fsck on the partition? Anyway, when unmounting it received error: Error unmounting: no such file or directiory. This is the root directiory. I am running Win XP on the first partition (16GB), and Linux on the other 15GB or so. I have all my data backed up, so reformating is no big deal. But, I got an error like this the first time I installed Linux. I have already ran the partition command from console in XP, the two command to fix the boot sector of XP. (I hate remembering commands). I am new to Linux, is there a magic command I can use to fix this? I might reformat, load XP, partition with Partition Magic, reinstall Linux... (pain, feel my pain)
No one posted a reply, so I formatted and created a Linux partition using Partition Magic. I installed Linux on this created partition. Great, worked, but... Linux ran VERY slow. Found out the partition created by Magic did not have a root partition, data partition or a SWAP partition. On top of that I got the same error. ???? Any suggestions welcome.