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Re: fdisk message error

I cannot believe that I have to reinstall all, destroying the
partitions that I already have! I have a lot of data there and it is
quite impossible to backup it on other support!

The expert mode plus verify gives:

Unused gap - sectors 8912736-16839648

I don't understand if I have something wrong and if not why I
cannot create a new partition with the rest of disk! Is there a
bug? What else?

Thank you for your help.

Roberto Giorgetti

On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 03:18:24PM -0700 or thereabouts, Thomas Duffy wrote:
> On Wed, 2001-09-12 at 13:18, Roberto Giorgetti wrote:
> > Have I to create a /dev/hda3 from 0 to 16706 before? If yes how is
> > this possible? I cannot put 0 as "First cylinder" (Value out of
> > range). I can only put value equal or greater to 8842 as "First
> > cylinder".
> well, I would suggest nuking the partition table and created a new sun
> label...choosing the defaults for custom will create 1, 2, and 3.  then
> you can delete 1 and 2 and make them the correct size for you, maybe
> adding part 4.
> if you have data on these drives, then you could try to match the
> numbers up exactly and try to remount the partitions once you
> reconfigure.  I would backup your important stuff before attempting
> this, though :)
> the r flag means the partition is mountable...not an issue.  you can
> turn it off and on using the "c" option in fdisk if you do not like it
> there. i don't think it is used under linux.
> you can go into expert mode (x) and verify (v) the partition table is ok
> maybe?...
> -tduffy

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