fdisk, parted, problems and questions.
This is the "print" from fdisk from my linux disk:
Disk /dev/hdc: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 79656 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 * 65520 77600 6088635 83 Linux
/dev/hdc2 1 65519 33021544+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdc3 77600 79640 1028160 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hdc5 1 38753 19531449 b W95 FAT32
/dev/hdc6 38753 46504 3906250+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdc7 46504 52704 3125000+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdc8 52704 56579 1953125+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdc9 56580 60455 1953125+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdc10 60455 65519 2552603 83 Linux
Partition table entries are not in disk order
The disk orginally had another large vfat partition which as removed and more
ext3 partitions placed which is why they are in this "order".
When I first partitioned the disk and after I repartitioned it, the partitions
were all 100% legal. They read into parted, qtparted, partitionmagic, etc. no
problem. After a while (and I have had this problem a long time now), parted
would no longer accept the disk. Complains of overlapping cylinder
boundaries. Partitionmagic just calls is "bad". Obviously, I have been using
these partitions without problems.
Since I have a lot of extra space on my other disk (windows which I use much
less now), I would like to make changes. First to fix this up. So.
1. How might I re-legalize the above partition table without starting over,
2. Is it better to have swap on a different disk (and IDE)--this is one of the
changes I am thinking of?
Thanks for any advice.