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Old 06-07-2004, 10:05 PM   #46
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Sorry to *bump* this, but I still cannot fix this ;(
 
Old 06-07-2004, 11:04 PM   #47
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Have you tried variations of the command? Have you left out --force? Have you forced the output to a file and removed unneccessary lines? Have you changed the BIOS to LBA?
 
Old 06-07-2004, 11:26 PM   #48
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I tried leaving out the --force, and even though there is no errors in the output, I did also pipe the output to a file. Still no luck.

I have an ePox 8RDA+ mobo, as far as I can see in the options, I don't see any LBA option.

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Old 06-16-2004, 10:33 PM   #49
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Ok, I have found the LBA option in my BIOS, but I'm still getting the same chainloader error. I have now tried both chaning my BIOS settings to LBA, and the fdisk option.

Still stuck

Any help is much appreciated.

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Old 06-17-2004, 04:49 AM   #50
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You might want to try the recovery steps in LWN: Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows play well together.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 01:22 AM   #51
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I'v gone through that article many times, yet I still get no where.

Code:
[root@neo root]# sfdisk -d /dev/hda | sfdisk --no-reread -H255 /dev/hda
Warning: HDIO_GETGEO says that there are 16 heads

Disk /dev/hda: 155061 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Old situation:
Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1          0+   1305-   1306-  10485688+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2   *   1305+   9729-   8424-  67665024   83  Linux
/dev/hda3          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/hda4          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
New situation:
Units = sectors of 512 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot    Start       End   #sectors  Id  System
/dev/hda1            63  20971439   20971377   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2   *  20971440 156301487  135330048  83  Linux
/dev/hda3             0         -          0   0  Empty
/dev/hda4             0         -          0   0  Empty
Warning: partition 1 does not end at a cylinder boundary

sfdisk: I don't like these partitions - nothing changed.
(If you really want this, use the --force option.)
[root@neo root]#
Then with the --force option

Code:
[root@neo root]# sfdisk -d /dev/hda | sfdisk --force --no-reread -H255 /dev/hda
Warning: HDIO_GETGEO says that there are 16 heads

Disk /dev/hda: 155061 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Old situation:
Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1          0+   1305-   1306-  10485688+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2   *   1305+   9729-   8424-  67665024   83  Linux
/dev/hda3          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/hda4          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
New situation:
Units = sectors of 512 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot    Start       End   #sectors  Id  System
/dev/hda1            63  20971439   20971377   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2   *  20971440 156301487  135330048  83  Linux
/dev/hda3             0         -          0   0  Empty
/dev/hda4             0         -          0   0  Empty
Warning: partition 1 does not end at a cylinder boundary
Successfully wrote the new partition table

Re-reading the partition table ...
BLKRRPART: Device or resource busy
The command to re-read the partition table failed
Reboot your system now, before using mkfs

If you created or changed a DOS partition, /dev/foo7, say, then use dd(1)
to zero the first 512 bytes:  dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/foo7 bs=512 count=1
(See fdisk(8).)
[root@neo root]#
Stumped on why everyone else can get this to work, yet I can't *shrugs*

Regards
Kristijan
 
  


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