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Old 07-25-2008, 06:31 AM   #1
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fdisk issues


I recently used cfdisk to create another logical partition on my system in unused space. When i use cfdisk, the partitions are displayed correctly. when i use fdisk however, i get:


This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1p1 ? 105945 207378 814758329+ 74 Unknown
Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(288, 110, 36) logical=(105944, 131, 12)
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(366, 104, 37) logical=(207377, 59, 61)
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda1p2 ? 82801 116350 269488144 65 Novell Netware 386
Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(107, 121, 32) logical=(82800, 34, 51)
Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(10, 121, 13) logical=(116349, 218, 61)
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda1p3 ? 33551 120595 699181456 53 OnTrack DM6 Aux3
Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(345, 32, 19) logical=(33550, 137, 11)
Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(324, 77, 19) logical=(120594, 153, 54)
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda1p4 ? 243387 243391 32672 bb Boot Wizard hidden
Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(65, 1, 0) logical=(243386, 212, 25)
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(128, 0, 7) logical=(243390, 229, 37)
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order

So i went to extra functionality, and used f to fix to the order. The system is working fine, the new filesystem is working fine and is mounted through fstab. The system works after rebooting. sfdiskshows the cortrect info, but fdisk shows the exact same as above, with the last line "Partition table entries are not in disk order" now missing.


how can i fix this?

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Edit - i added another partition to it using fdisk and it seemed to fix the information....

Last edited by bomahony; 07-25-2008 at 06:34 AM.
 
Old 07-25-2008, 06:45 AM   #2
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They may be using different sizes for the cylinder sizes. Try fdisk with the "-u" option.
 
Old 07-25-2008, 06:48 AM   #3
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[sc]fdisk all require a device as input, not a partition. Looks like you did "fdisk /dev/sda1" instead of (the correct) "fdisk /dev/sda".
 
  


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