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Corrupted partions?

I am trying to load windows on a separate partition so my 4 year old can play a
Blue's Clues game he received as a present.  Everytime I try to format the
partition with the window's setup, the format program dies at the end and says
there is something wrong with the partition.

So I booted back into linux and ran fdisk /dev/hda.  Here is what pops up:

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 2485.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Hmmm....  So I print the partition table and this is what comes out:

Disk /dev/hda: 128 heads, 63 sectors, 2485 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8064 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot	  Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *	   1025      1405   1536192    c  Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2	    363       847   1951897+  83  Linux
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary:
     phys=(424, 254, 63) should be (424, 127, 63)
/dev/hda3	    847      1574   2931862+  83  Linux
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary:
     phys=(789, 254, 63) should be (789, 127, 63)
/dev/hda4	   1574      2485   3670852+  83  Linux
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary:
     phys=(1023, 254, 63) should be (1023, 127, 63)

This doesn't make sense to me.	Partion 1 seems to have some blocks in common
with partion 3.  I didn't do anything special when I first installed, and I
haven't had any problems.

Can anyone give me a little insight in this.  Should I worry about it?	Do I
need to erase everything?  If I need to replace everything, I would appreciate
a one liner that would allow me to tar everything on my / (/dev/hda2) and put
it on hdbX and then tar zxf it.  Thanks.


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