Re: [SLE] Partition Magic vs. Linux partitioner
To: email@example.com Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 10:14:16 -0400
I've read the bug page which is interesting but while the
drive is multiboot it only boots it is a LINUX system only
and was created as a LINUX system. The standard choices of
LINUX, floppy, and Failsafe are the only boot choices.
The bug page says:
"The problem occurs if
1.the BIOS and Linux "see" different disk geometries AND
2.the Windows partition is larger than about 8 GB (more
precisely: if the first hard disk partition ends on
cylinder 1024 or beyond this point). [The first partition
is the /boot filesystem and is 250 MB.
When the system is booted, Windows may use the values in
the partition table, which causes a failure. Currently,
this problem also occurs on other Linux distributions using
Still my system meets the first criteria, seeing different
geometries. I did set the disk BIOS to LBA and still
received the error.
This disk is a near to production setup and I'm rightly
concerned not to trash it by making partition table
changes. Further, I have been using Partition
Commander(PC) to copy as checkpoints during this process.
Each drive image takes 5 hours, slowing the integration
process. PC appears to me to be a mostly Windows oriented
product. That may imply when partition copies are made they
follow some yet undiscovered aspect of Windows partitioning
Wait. Since my last check point has the same problem and
the current drive is working just fine, I could use that
last check point to test this parted fix. Bad parted, bad!
> [ prior discussions omitted ]
> Be sure also to read this page:
> Basically, there is a bug in the GNU parted that comes
> with SuSE 9.1
> that may cause problems if you are doing multi-boot on
> the same disk
> with SuSE and Windows.
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