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Old 04-09-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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How do you change partition order from say hda2 to hda1, where hda1 does not exist


There are currently 2 partitions:
hda2, which is the root partition
hda3, which is the swap partition

I need to make my hda2 partition to be detected as hda1. Linking does not help here.
Do I need to manually edit the partition table and make my partitions take up the first 2 entries?
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
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What did you use to make the partitions? I've never seen anything assign hda2 when there isn't any hda1 to begin with...
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:49 PM   #3
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Who says you only got two partitions?

Do a cat /proc/partitions and paste it here
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by x_terminat_or_3
Who says you only got two partitions?

Do a cat /proc/partitions and paste it here
here ya go:
Code:
rootbeer:$ cat /proc/partitions
major minor  #blocks  name

   3    64  195360984 hdb
   3    66   26370666 hdb2
   3    67    5140800 hdb3
   8     0     126464 sda
   8     1     126236 sda1
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:55 PM   #5
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What did you use to make the partitions? I've never seen anything assign hda2 when there isn't any hda1 to begin with...
Its called ME (spelled with capitals).
There used to be a Windows partition at hda1 that I deleted. Now I need my linux partition to take up hda1.
I am comfortable editing fstab and lilo.conf so we are not breaking anything here.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 08:11 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by r00tb33r
There used to be a Windows partition at hda1 that I deleted. Now I need my linux partition to take up hda1.
Why do you *need* this. Nothing I know of requires this.
If you're worried about the "Partition table entries are not in disk order" message, don't be.

Easiest would be to delete the partition under fdisk, then reallocate a new one using the same start and size. Should allocate it as part1.
 
Old 04-10-2007, 12:33 AM   #7
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The above worked nicely. I was able to install my freshly compiled kernel.
 
  


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