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Old 04-16-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
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Slackware 13.1 dual boot with windows 7 FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 1: Partiti

I am trying to dual boot windows 7 and Slackware but when I ran cfdisk I had the error
FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 3: Partition ends in the final partial cylinder

and it asks me to exit cfdisk.

I have been able to install other distros fine (openSUSE, mandriva) but I just cant work out what the problem is.
Old 04-16-2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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Partition the disk with another tool like fdisk or gparted instead.

There's (probably) nothing wrong with your partition table.

cfdisk just doesn't seem to like MiB-aligned partitions, which is the default in Windows since Vista and in other modern partitioning tools.

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Old 04-17-2011, 06:16 AM   #3
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Thanks for that. I thought it might have something to do with the windows partition.


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