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> Hard Drive Troubles, Partition table is messed up
StevenM
post Jan 13 2004, 11:02 PM
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I have a 40 gig Linux drive and 15 gig Windows drive. I got DSL, and I do generally use windows more, so with all my downloading, I have only 800 MBs left on my windows drive. Previously, I have tried to split the 40 gig drive, 20 for linux, 20 for windows. I have Red Hat 9. I used sfdisk (i think, i know it was the one the man fdisk described as a "hacker" one). sfdisk (or whatever) messed up the partition table a bit, now there are trailing 1 MB free spaces at the start and end (and sometimes in the middle) of the drive. I was wondering how I could fix the partition table, and get a 20 gig vfat partition (the red hat 9 installer will only let me create a vfat of 2048 MBs). I backed up all my linux files to my windows drive, so I can reinstall red hat all I need. Thanks for any help and sorry about the messiness, I am typing this really fast.
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hughesjr
post Jan 16 2004, 05:55 AM
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If you boot to a windows disk that has fdisk, you can issue the command:

fdisk /fixmbr

But Partition Magic should be able to repair it as well....

The free equivilant is GNU parted ... however, it doesn't work very well. (Not at all on NTFS partitions ... not well on some types of Linux partitions ... and it is a console based program.


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