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Re: Partitioning problems

On Tue, 13 Jan 1998, ic382 wrote:

> space in the extended partition to install linux.  But, every time I
> try, it says "FATAL ERROR:  Bad primary partition".  I never touched the
> 2gb primary partition, and it was always flagged bootable.  The extended
> partition was changed around, but I don't see how that is a problem.  I
> thought the fat 32 might have been a problem with the older version.
> But, this wasn't the case because I used partition magic to recreate the
> 3 extended fat16 partitions, and cfdisk reported the same error.  I
> can't do much in linux with it, because the only thing I can access are
> the utilities on the linux rescue disk I use for installation, so it
> basically has to be fixed in dos.  Please help me with this problem so
> that I can continue to use Linux (or, if needed, I'll get the new ver).

Try using fdisk rather than cfdisk. I have found that it will operate on
some drives that confuse cfdisk.

George Bonser 
If NT is the answer, you didn't understand the question. (NOTE: Stolen sig)
Debian/GNU Linux ... the maintainable operating system.

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