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Old 12-04-2003, 04:15 AM   #1
satimis
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Urgent Help - rescue question


Hi all folks,

RH9

My box fails to boot, kindly advise;

Using rescue disk booting to rescue mode what shall I type at

boot....

I have a home partition in the hard drive according to my recollection;

boot /dev/hde1 (using ATA66 adpter card)
swap /dev/hde2
root /dev/hde3

Is it 'home /dev/hde4'? How to recheck it.

Thanks

B.R.
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:53 AM   #2
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Hi folks,

Problem solved

I used the boot diskette booting RH9 box
automatically. Then after 'fsck /dev/hdeX'
all partitions the box revived.

The remaining problem is 'thunderbird'
can't start. It is 'thunderbird' causing
the collapse of the box. I shall solve this
problem separately.

One thing I could not resolve;

# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hde: 10.2 GB, 10245537792 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1245 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280
bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks
Id System
/dev/hde1 * 1 13 104391
83 Linux
/dev/hde2 14 78
522112+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hde3 79 736 5285385
83 Linux
/dev/hde4 737 1245
4088542+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hde5 737 1245 4088511
83 Linux

According to my recollection I only created
4 partitions

/boot
/swap
/root
/home

How can a 5th partition come? Can any folk shed
me some light.

Thanks

B.R.
satimis
 
Old 12-04-2003, 09:08 AM   #3
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A drive can only have 4 primary partitions. To have more then 4 partitions you need to assign one of the primaries as an extended partition. In your case its hde4. Additional partitions are called logical partitions or in windows logical drives. An extended partition is in simple terms a container for logicals. Logical partitions are any ID >=5.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/partition-3.html
 
Old 12-04-2003, 11:30 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by michaelk
A drive can only have 4 primary partitions. To have more then 4 partitions you need to assign one of the primaries as an extended partition. In your case its hde4. Additional partitions are called logical partitions or in windows logical drives. An extended partition is in simple terms a container for logicals. Logical partitions are any ID >=5.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/partition-3.html
Hi,

Thanks for your advice. I am a little bid confused. Is it

/dev/hde1 boot
/dev/hde2 swap
/dev/hde3 root
/dev/hde5 home

According to my recollection I only created 4 partitions and have not created an extended partition. What about Win95 Ext'd (LBA). How can it come

Kindly advise. Thanks

B.R.
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Old 12-04-2003, 12:27 PM   #5
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It would appear you do not have 4 primary partitions. You have 3 primary plus one logical in the extended partition.
hde1-primary
hde2-primary
hde3-primary
hde4-extended
hde5-logical (in the extended partition)
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:38 PM   #6
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Quote:
/dev/hde1 boot
/dev/hde2 swap
/dev/hde3 root
/dev/hde5 home

According to my recollection I only created 4 partitions and have not created an extended partition. What about Win95 Ext'd (LBA). How can it come
Do you mean you got a win95 partition, and you didn't create it? Did you have it before installation of linux?
If not, someone created it (to my knowledge, partitions don't make themselves )
so, either you did it accidentally, or someone else did it, don't you think so?
btw, does hda4 contain data?
Regards
 
Old 12-04-2003, 06:12 PM   #7
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BTW an extended is still a primary.

Unless you used fdisk or cfdisk the utility used during the install most of created an extended partition automatically. No worries if everything is working.
 
  


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