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Old 08-03-2008, 01:51 AM   #1
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Partition has different physical/logical endings for my Philips GoGear Mp3 Player


I've just acquired a Philips Mp3 Player:

usb 5-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
usb-storage: device found at 8
scsi 5:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Philips  GoGear SA21xx    1100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
I can mount it and copy files from it. But the problem is that my fdisk doesn't agree with its partitioning:

Disk /dev/sdb: 1011 MB, 1011220480 bytes
249 heads, 32 sectors/track, 247 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 7968 * 512 = 4079616 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1         248      987504    b  W95 FAT32
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(249, 248, 32) logical=(247, 216, 32)
This make me worry about copying files onto it.

Have anyone experience such non-standard USB key partitioning before?
Is it OK to fix it on my Linux side and still safe for use by itself and under Windows?

Old 08-03-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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Remove all partitions and redo it with parted/gparted/...
right from create partition table
Old 08-07-2008, 11:25 PM   #3
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Thanks! that works.

FYI, I use cfdisk, as suggested in

Now problem is gone.



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