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Vanishing Partition Table, was: Re: Milo fails on SX with 18Gb disk

Hello !
On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 04:37:02PM -0500, Christopher C. Chimelis wrote:
> What kind of disk is it?  Some Seagate SCSI disks (usually the 9GB and
> 18GB models) had a bug in their firmware that caused this kind of
> problem.  I've got three of them and, luckily, never needed to boot from
> them (any partition starting at the very first sector of the disk
> disappeared on reboot, but if you started on the third sector, it was
> fine).

Is this related to Seagate only ? I have a 4.5 GB IBM disk which shows
simmilar behaviour: If I have the first partition mounted during boot,
the partition table vanishes (but if I put it again in place with
fdisk, the data is still there). I haven't tried starting the
partition later in the disk though -- simply mounted by hand when
needed so far.



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