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Old 05-14-2006, 06:53 AM   #1
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fdisk reports /dev/hda1 (root) as FAT32 !


Mandriva 2005LE, kernel 2.6.11-12mdk

Please take a look at this:
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#fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 61.4 GB, 61492838400 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7476 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1         748     6008278+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/hda2             749        7476    54042660    5  Extended
/dev/hda5             749        1512     6136798+  83  Linux
/dev/hda6            1513        1575      506016   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda7            1576        7476    47399751   83  Linux


#mount
/dev/hda1 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw)
/dev/hda7 on /home type ext3 (rw)
none on /mnt/floppy type supermount (rw,sync,dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--)
I wanted to move some partitions aroumd, so I did an fdisk -l and mount to check what was mounted where, before I started.

/dev/hda1 is my / partition and is formatted as ext3, but it is reported as W95 FAT32 which worries me a lot!

The system is running perfectly however.

I am not sure how I got into this mess (but I wonder if at some stage I had created a FAT32 partition on /dev/hda1, and then just formatted that partition as ext3. Is that possible?)

How should I go ablout restoring it to what it should be?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-14-2006, 07:39 AM   #2
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I am not sure how I got into this mess (but I wonder if at some stage I had created a FAT32 partition on /dev/hda1, and then just formatted that partition as ext3. Is that possible?)

How should I go ablout restoring it to what it should be?
Very likely the cause.
I'd be inclined to just change the type in fdisk.
 
Old 05-14-2006, 01:07 PM   #3
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Thank you.
I'd like to report that that fixed it, but it's my brother's computer, & I'm reluctant to do this over ssh in case I mess up his root partition, and then have to get in the car.......
I'll post a follow-up when I've fixed it (couple of weeks probably).
 
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Changing the type is generally no big deal - take a liveCD (say Knoppix) with you in case the re-boot throws a scare.
 
  


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