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Re: Windows thinks I have an EZ-Drive partition?

From: Paul DeMello
Subject: Re: Windows thinks I have an EZ-Drive partition?
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 08:13:59 -0700

Everything's perfectly fine now, on linux and windows (as far as I know).  
Thanks. :)

-----Original Message-----
From:    Andrew Clausen address@hidden
Sent:    Mon, 9 Jul 2001 12:28:16 +1000
To:      address@hidden
CC:      address@hidden
Subject: Re: Windows thinks I have an EZ-Drive partition?

On Sun, Jul 08, 2001 at 06:01:02PM -0700, Paul DeMello wrote:
> I *was* able to boot off a floppy, and after a sys c:, windows booted up.  I 
> immediately ran partition magic, and the first thing it did was to give me a 
> dialog warning me of partition problems (I've attached a picture of the 
> dialog) The dialog says partition magic can fix the problem, but I said no 
> for now.  Tell me if you think I should let it fix it...
> Here's my current output from the print command:
> (parted) p
> Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-19473.890 megabytes
> Disk label type: msdos
> Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
> 1          0.031   5083.066  primary   FAT         boot, lba
> 2       6079.285  19469.399  extended              lba
> 5       6079.315   6094.973  logical   ext2        
> 6       6095.004   6244.013  logical   linux-swap  
> 7       6244.044   7789.328  logical   ext2        
> 8       9789.640  14637.348  logical   FAT         
> 9      14637.379  19469.399  logical   FAT         

For the benefit of ppl who couldn't be bothered looking at the jpeg:
It basically says that partition 8 has it's LBA and CHS values
mismatching.  This is a really stupid error message, because the
CHS values correspond to the magic for an LBA partition.

Since you obviously have LBA support, I think the best solution
is to make partition 8 and partition 9 LBA.  (What partition tool
did you use to make those partitions, BTW?  They should have been
created with the LBA flag)  Setting LBA on them should make
Windows / partition magic / everyone ignore the CHS values.

In parted, do:

        (parted) set 8 lba on
        (parted) set 9 lba on

Please tell me how this goes!

BTW: I suspect Partition Magic will have no problems fixing the
problem.  What it is saying looks sensible (although unintelligible
to the casual user, hehe)


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