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Old 10-10-2000, 10:02 AM   #1
shailesh
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I have a 17gb hard disk.The partitions are as follows:-

1> /dev/hda1 < primary > ==> 2 GB ==> Primary Dos Partition.

2> /dev/hda2 < primary > which contains:-
a> /dev/hda5 ==> 4.0 GB ==> '/' partition.
b> /dev/hda6 ==> 3.5 GB ==> '/usr/local/' partition.
c> /dev/hda7 ==> 1.0 GB ==> 'Swap' Partition.

3> /dev/hda3 < primary > ==> 6 GB ==> Win 95 Partition.

Problem:-
suddenly some days ago the swap partition went for a toss.The m/c while booting said 'error enabling swap space ,cannot read /dev/hda7'.Then i tried reading partition table using 'fdisk /dev/hda'.It said error reading some sector no.,cannot read /dev/hda ,device busy.

I tried installing linux 6.2 again.It says error reading /dev/hda.And just exits installation.

Is there any way i can get rid of this without deleting my /dev/hda1(dos primary partition) as it contains very important data.If there is any way please let me know as soon as possible.

I'm in very urgent need of this.
Thanking You.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 07:05 PM   #2
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Sounds like a hardware problem, especially on account of the fact that it happened so suddenly. I wonder if you perhaps have a loose jumper block...that can cause all sorts of unpredictable problems.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 12:00 PM   #3
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You don't have to delete hda1. Just delete logical partitions in hda2 and then hda2.

But probably the most reasonable course of action would be inserting this hard disk as an additional one to some other computer and coping data off it.
 
  


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