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Re: Partition table entries are not in disk order

From: Mario Emmenlauer
Subject: Re: Partition table entries are not in disk order
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 11:20:36 +0100
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James Lockie schrieb:
> Can I fix this without deleting the partitions "Partition table entries
> are not in disk order"?

Yes. From linux fdisk, (fdsik /dev/<your-disk>) choose the
advanced menu (by pressing x, afaik), then choose the
entry for correcting partition ordering (press 'm' anytime
to get some help on commands).

You should know that afterwards your partitions will be in
the order they are on disk, meaning all (or some) numbers might
change. That means you might have to adjust your /boot/grub/menu.lst,
and also your /etc/fstab, probably.

afterwards, you will get (on disk):

> What caused it?

your last partitioning, probably.
It often happens when you delete one partition in the middle
and insert two or more in the remaining space. It can also
happen when you start adding partitions at the end.

if you for example had:
  /dev/hda2   < delete, enter two new partitons

after entering the two partitons ordering is:
  /dev/hda4 < wrong ordering

Note that this is not really a problem for linux.


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