I'm not sure if I'm messed up here but all advice welcome:
I'm not sure what is the problem in You're case. Below is my fdisk -l
output to one of my discs, mayby it'll help You somehow.
used the WinXP setup CD to delete existing WinXP 32Gb partition,
2 new 16Gb partitions, then made some spare space at end a new
too (it may have been 2 new partitions). WinXP installed okay into one
of the partitions (didn't create a
filesys on the others).
but then it seemed had to change from hda3 to hda6 to boot Debian and
then when do gpart/parted it gives a
of partitions than the XP setup made and has a couple with same
point (byte? cylinder?)....
I then deleted the new partitions (leaving WinXP in the new but smaller
partition) but still Debian (eg parted) only sees 3 partitions and two
of them start in same place.
Sorry for lack of details - will write them down and post later today
dev boot start end Blocks id system
/dev/hda1 * 1 1275 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1276 23834 181205167+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3 23835 24077 1951897+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 24078 24321 1959930 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda5 1276 3825 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 3826 5100 10241406 b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda7 5101 5354 2040223+ 6 FAT16
/dev/hda8 5355 23834 148440568+ 83 Linux
As You can see hda2 and hda5 start in the same "spot" and hda8 ends with
the end of hda2. This is qiute normal, as the hda6-8 are the logical
volumes of hda2 with is the extendet partition. hda 1,3,4 are primary
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