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Old 10-14-2004, 04:41 AM   #1
darkleaf
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fdisk, parted questions?


I need to check my partition with fdisk but I'm getting this warning:

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The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 4111.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Can I just ignore that if those options are not applicable ?

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Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 608 4883728+ 2 XENIX root
/dev/hdb2 609 4111 28137847+ 5 Extended
/dev/hdb5 609 1824 9767488+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdb6 1825 2432 4883728+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdb7 2433 3648 9767488+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdb8 3649 3679 248976 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdb9 3680 4111 3470008+ 83 Linux
Is that first entry, hdb1, set to Id 2 for reiserfs? I want to change the sizes of hdb6, hdb7 and hdb9. I have to do that with parted isn't it cause if I do it with fdisk all partitions are written again? I
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:57 AM   #2
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Can I just ignore that if those options are not applicable ?
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Is that first entry, hdb1, set to Id 2 for reiserfs? I want to change the sizes of hdb6, hdb7 and hdb9. I have to do that with parted isn't it cause if I do it with fdisk all partitions are written again? I
Yes, parted has the capability to resize partitions and fdisk does not. I am unfamiliar with debian but as far as I know having a filesystem ID of 2 (Xenix) should not have any thing to do with a reiserfs formated partition. Check the /etc/fstab file for hdb1 to see its mount point and filesystem. All of my partition IDs are 83 no matter what type of filesystem.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 05:07 AM   #3
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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
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# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
/dev/hdb1 / reiserfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb5 /home ext3 user,defaults,exec 0 0
/dev/hda2 /backup ext3 user 0 0
/dev/hdb8 none swap sw 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /floppy auto user,noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdd /burner iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
That's why I thought reiserfs might have something to do with it cause for sure I didn't set it to 2 myself. It's working normally.
 
  


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