Seeing as how it's nearly impossible to get an intelligent response on any channel in the freenode network, I figured I'd ask some of the people on these boards...
I've used the commands listed in this article (http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg00908.html
) and I've got the following output in my terminal window:
[root@localhost steven]# sfdisk -d /dev/hda
# partition table of /dev/hda
/dev/hda1 : start= 63, size= 204561, Id=83, bootable
/dev/hda2 : start= 204624, size= 77991984, Id=83
/dev/hda3 : start= 78196608, size= 2096640, Id=82
/dev/hda4 : start= 0, size= 0, Id= 0
[root@localhost steven]# sfdisk --no-reread -H255 /dev/hda
Warning: HDIO_GETGEO says that there are 16 heads
Disk /dev/hda: 79656 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Warning: The partition table looks like it was made
for C/H/S=*/16/63 (instead of 79656/255/63).
For this listing I'll assume that geometry.
Units = cylinders of 516096 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0
Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 0+ 202 203- 102280+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 203 77575 77373 38995992 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 77576 79655 2080 1048320 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda4 0 - 0 0 0 Empty
Input in the following format; absent fields get a default value.
<start> <size> <type [E,S,L,X,hex]> <bootable [-,*]> <c,h,s> <c,h,s>
Usually you only need to specify <start> and <size> (and perhaps <type>).
What do I type here? I apologize if it seems a stupid question but I'm not particularily familiar with Linux or hard drive operations...