Re: still not booting
Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> First, I'll answer my own question:
> > (And how many kinds of incompatible partition table are there?)
> The answer is quite a lot. See check_partition() in
> linux/drivers/block/genhd.c for a list of the ones that Linux can
> I managed to convert my previous partition table (I don't know what
> type it was) to a Sun partition table while preserving the ext2 file
> system in /dev/sda2; /dev/sda1 got trashed, but that was only swap,
> fortunately. In general you can't always convert a partition table from
> one type to another because the different types have different rules
> about where a partition may begin. And there are all sorts of problems
> with changing geometries ...
You can't have swap as the first partition on the disk. The boot
loader and the swap overwrite each other.