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Old 12-04-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Partition misaligned by 2560 bytes


I have Knoppix loaded and am trying to repartition a 640gb hdd that has
  • Dell Utility MBR (Fat)
  • Recover NTFS
  • C:
  • New Volume
  • New Volume

I did not realize that I could not split the drive in more than four partitions at least it won't let me and now when I try to delete and recombine the two new volumes I get and error code and a warning the tells me that the partition is misaligned.


Edit: I just rebooted Windows and went into Disk Mgt. and reformatted the drive - easy peasy.

What do I need to do to fix this? Or is this one of those mistakes that can't be fixed.

Last edited by _vaago; 12-04-2011 at 08:06 PM. Reason: clarification
 
Old 12-05-2011, 11:49 AM   #2
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are you actually done with this issue? you marked it "solved" but you still have a question below your "edit"
 
Old 12-07-2011, 05:32 PM   #3
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are you actually done with this issue? you marked it "solved" but you still have a question below your "edit"
Check this out, I decided to go ahead and re-install everything for the third time in 7 days to make it right, get my partitions correct for dual-boot. Come to find (after the fact) that if when partitioning for windoz IF you don't designate each partition before loading Microsoft it will pick for itself the largest partition no matter where its located on the disk; check out this image:

I've just split the c: drive this morning so that I'm forced to move away from the operating system.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:59 PM   #4
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Actually you don't have to designate the partitions prior to installing windows there is a partition program on the windows disk, the only thing is you have to create partiition size using numbers to tell it how much space to use.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 03:55 AM   #5
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Each disk can have a max of 4 'primary' partitions. However, you can make one (usually the last) an 'extended' partition (which is really just a marker), then put several 'logical' partitions inside the 'extended' one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning
 
  


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