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Re: Parted, Fips and Partition Resizer

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Parted, Fips and Partition Resizer
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 15:39:24 -0200

Fabio wrote:
> A) After that i have used Fips 2.0 i read:
> - with Parted 1.2.13 : "The partition table on /dev/hda is
> inconsistent",
>   it work correctly  :)
> - with Parted 1.4.4  : "Unable to open /dev/hda - unrecognised disk
> label"
>   it dont work

Yep - working on it now...
> B) After that i have moved the start of a fat partition Partition
> Resizer 1.3.3 ( members.xoom.com/Zeleps ) says:
> Error 8:FAT partition damaged or not formated: This error will appear if
>         you have any partitions that are described as DOS partitions but
>         are not formatted. It means that the program failed to find the
>         system signature (0xAA55) at the end of a DOS partition's boot sector.
>         If you're able to access all your partitions, then just add the
>         signature byte (0xAA55) to the end of the specific partition's boot
>         sector.

Weird.  BTW: Parted can move the start of FAT partitions.
Does scandisk still like the FAT partition?  If so, it's a (weird) bug
in Partition Resizer.  Probably a CHS/LBA thing, given the error
Parted is giving you.  (you have a rather broken partition table, due
to CHS/LBA problems)

Andrew Clausen

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