Re: Disk Corruption
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> /dev/hdb1 * 1 62 497983+ 83 Linux
> /dev/hdb2 63 86 996030 82 Linux swap
> /dev/hdb3 187 3921 30001387+ 83 Linux
> /dev/hdb4 3922 4164 1951897+ 5 Extended
> /dev/hdb5 3922 4164 1951866 83 Linux
> Early on you said you had 27Gb free. Your extended partition is only 2Gb.
> Before you go any further, I think it would be good to use fdisk to delete
> /dev/hdb5 and /dev/hdb4. Remake /dev/hdb4 as extended to use the
> the drive. Then make /dev/hdb5 again and reboot to see if it works.
Done. I should have recognized the size discrepancy. My new partitions for
hdb4 and hdb5 are:
/dev/hdb4 3922 - 7299 type5 Extended
/dev/hdb5 3922 - 4180 type83 Linux (unformatted)
Also re-ran Lilo, and this did not solve the problem. As the long string of
"01 01 01 " is scrolling by, the hdd light is lit without thrashing => slow
read of something, right?
What if the boot sector for hda1 is causing problems somehow? What happens
if I toggle the boot flag on hda1 -> off? Will that force the lilo-occupied
hdb1 to be booted? Does it affect the ability to boot WinXP? Not that I
can boot into windows right now, anyway.
Even though we don't seem to be getting anywhere, I am grateful for your