Re: Filesystem completely hosed
On Son, Mär 09, 2003 at 11:54:21 +0100, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> The current version of gnumach advertises itself as 1.2 (version in
> changelog.Debian.gz: 20020421-1). Except for the announcenment I
> haven't seen 1.3 anywhere.
> That's because there exists an small typo in the version string in GNU
> Mach 1.3.x. If you look at ftp.gnu.org you will see the 1.3 tarball
> there (and if you look at the version string in that tarball you will
> notice that it says 1.2.x :).
Oh, I see. In the meantime I've discovered another possible reason for
the hassle. I removed the old GNU/Hurd partition with GNU parted and
re-created it. Parted said, I had an "unusual" partition table which
might cause probs with some boot loaders. In fact, the physical location
of the partitions doesn't conform with the partition numbers.
of fdisk -l /dev/hdc is as follows:
Disk /dev/hdc: 20.4 GB, 20496236544 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 39714 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 * 35382 39446 2048287+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdc2 39446 39701 128520 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdc3 16 7953 4000185 83 Linux
/dev/hdc4 7953 35382 13823932+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdc5 7953 15890 4000153+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdc6 15890 30473 7349706 83 Linux
/dev/hdc7 30474 35381 2473600+ 83 Linux
Partition table entries are not in disk order
Linux doesn't seem to care about this, so I never bothered correcting
it. But could it be that this gives either gnumach or hurd a headache?
I reinstalled a minimal GNU/Hurd system with gnu-latest.tar.gz. Now,
fschk fails and says it was unable to determine if the partition was
mounted and that the physical size of the device does not conform with
the partition table entry. Under GNU/Linux, though, I see no such
What would be the easiest way to correct this - if it is indeed the
reason for the failure? I was thinking about backing up hdc1, removing
the swap partition (hdc2) and then enlarging the extended partition to
re-create the removed partitions there (i.e. the former hdc1 and hdc2).
But AFAIK parted is unable to resize (enlarge) extended partitions,
isn't it? Is there another tool that does this safely?