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Old 12-23-2008, 09:09 AM   #1
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"Volume has incompatible disk layout" Error...


Hello, first of all, thanks for reading this post.

The scenario is this:

I have a virtual machine running SLES 9. Everything was working fine one week ago, but when I started it yesterday, just didn't boot. It seemed as if it was the disk that contained the boot sentences, so I attached the disk to another machine, hoping that I could see its contents, but when I booted it to recognize the device, showed this:

----"ok" part, recognizing original devices...---
...
dasd(eckd): 0.0.9993: 3390/0A(CU:3990/01) Cyl:3339 Head:15 Sec:224
dasd(eckd): 0.0.9993: (4kB blks): 2404080kB at 48kB/trk compatible disk layout
dasdd:VOL1/ 0X9993:
...
----fine until here-------

---"not ok" part, recognizing the bad disk...---
(---here's the recently added disk---)
dasd(eckd): 0.0.9994: 3390/0A(CU:3990/01) Cyl:3339 Head:15 Sec:224
dasd(eckd): 0.0.9994: Trk 0: no records after VTOC]
dasd(eckd): 0.0.9994: Volume has incompatible disk layout

Should I assume that this disk was formatted, someone changed any boot sections, tried to play with partitions?...Is there any way to trace what happened to this disk? Please any help will be appreciated!! >_<!
 
Old 12-23-2008, 09:35 AM   #2
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What does fdisk -l show?
 
Old 12-23-2008, 10:50 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Agrouf View Post
What does fdisk -l show?
Hi, the fdisk -l response is:

stmf:/ # fdisk -l
Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512)

Disk /dev/dasda: 2461 MB, 2461777920 bytes
15 heads, 12 sectors/track, 3339 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 180 * 4096 = 737280 bytes

Disk /dev/dasda doesn't contain a valid partition table
Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512)

Disk /dev/dasdb: 2461 MB, 2461777920 bytes
15 heads, 12 sectors/track, 3339 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 180 * 4096 = 737280 bytes

Disk /dev/dasdb doesn't contain a valid partition table
Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512)

Disk /dev/dasdc: 2461 MB, 2461777920 bytes
15 heads, 12 sectors/track, 3339 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 180 * 4096 = 737280 bytes

Disk /dev/dasdc doesn't contain a valid partition table
Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512)

Disk /dev/dasdd: 2461 MB, 2461777920 bytes
15 heads, 12 sectors/track, 3339 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 180 * 4096 = 737280 bytes

Disk /dev/dasdd doesn't contain a valid partition table
Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512)

Disk /dev/dasdf: 2461 MB, 2461777920 bytes
15 heads, 12 sectors/track, 3339 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 180 * 4096 = 737280 bytes

Disk /dev/dasdf doesn't contain a valid partition table


for everyone it says that it doesn't contain a valid partition table
 
Old 12-23-2008, 06:23 PM   #4
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You should run testdisk on your disk
 
  


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