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Re: Parted gets wrong geometry, hangs writing filesystem

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Parted gets wrong geometry, hangs writing filesystem
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 22:09:11 +1000

Peter Sherwood wrote:
> Now I attempted to restore the swap partition by giving the command
> "mkpartfs logical linux-swap 31220.099 32247.663".
> Parted hangs with the disk activity light on.

I bet it didn't hang... it was checking the disk for defects.
(You want to do this for swap! ;-)

> The partition was not
> created, as is evident from the fdisk output below, which was done after
> the problems with parted.

That is because you interrupted it before it had finished.

> For what it's worth. I think this is a BIOS/Linux problem.

Agreed.  There is no reliable way of communicating CHS values
from the BIOS to Linux, unfortunately :-(

> As you can see, fdisk gets the correct numbers.

I don't understand how!  It uses the same algorithm as Parted.
What version of fdisk are you using?

Andrew Clausen

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