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Old 03-06-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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fetal error: partion 1 ends in partial cylinder


i shrank my c drive to free up space for slackware install. when i tried to create a partition with cfdisk, it told me there was a fetal error: partition 1 end in partial cylynder. what can i do? does this mean that did not shrink it to the right size? how do i fix this?
 
Old 03-06-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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Fatal error, not fetal error.

Try making the old partition a little bit larger using cfdisk.

If that doesn't work then we should talk about how you shrank the original partition. Did you use parted?

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Old 03-06-2009, 04:37 PM   #3
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You can try to shrink the drive a bit more - just the amount that the new size equals a multiple of the cylinder size. I guess that fdisk and/or cfdisk can provide you the information about the cylinder size for that disk. The OpenBSD installation guides have a crash courses on these kind of esoterical disk parameters, because they do everything the hard way.

Any software that provides shrinking functionality for hard disk should actually take care of the correct size automatically, but obviously this didn't happen.

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