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Old 12-12-2004, 09:50 PM   #1
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Partition problems

Alright, so I've run into a mess, I did some partition resizing earlier today, and it seems that my partition table got horribly messed up. It should be set up like this

/dev/hda1 FAT32
/dev/hda2 NTFS
/dev/hda3 reiserfs
/dev/hda5 FAT32

and all are primary except the last one, which is logical.

Now, I tried to boot, and apparently, my ntfs partition disappeared, so windows won't boot. So now I can only boot into linux. Now, when I try to see if cfdisk says anything of use, I get "Fatal Error: Bad Primary partition 1: Logical partitions overlap." I don't know what to do from here, can anyboday help me!?!?

Ok, fdisk -l /dev/hda reports the following:
Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1               1         583     4682443+   b  W95 FAT32
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/hda2   *         583       15622   120802185    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/hda3           15622       16807     9521347+  83  Linux
/dev/hda4           16808       19457    21286125    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5           16808       19457    21285621    b  W95 FAT32

Last edited by pickleman78; 12-12-2004 at 10:02 PM.
Old 12-12-2004, 10:32 PM   #2
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Not sure but try mounting the partition anyway and if that doesnt work make another partition of the exact same size as the NTFS.This worked for me using FAT once.
Old 12-12-2004, 10:39 PM   #3
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I can mount it fine in linux.... I may just have to burn it to a DVD and then start over.... But I really want to avoid that. This has messed up my recovery partition too (this is an HP), and so I can't get to there.... Does anyone know how to just resize the partition by one cylinder?


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