I fixed my problem using Norton Utilities diskedit.exe, edited the
partition table starting (cylinder 0, side 0, sector 1, offset 1D0) and
marked the EXTDOS partition as all "0". Then started FDISK, which showed
only the PRIDOS partition, no EXTDOS. Then created an EXTDOS partition
using all the remaining space, then a Logical drive with 2G inside it.
Win98 still boots OK. Acid test time: reinstall Linux. 8)
Re subject line question. I would try try looking at your partition
via something diskedit. One of the things I did before running FIPS, was
run defrag, to ensure everything was packed at the start of the disk,
nothing pointing to the part I chopped off.
> Sorry, I do not the answer, but I do have a variation of the same
> Started with a 10G Win98 primary partition. used FIPS to chop it 3.6G
> and 6.3G. Win98 still booted OK, I installed RH 5.2 OK. (Both Win98 and
> Linux boot OK) Now FDISK sees my Linux partition as a Extended DOS
> partition, and I cannot do anything with it. (I want to create a 2G
> logical partition in it for Win98, and reinstall Linux + Oracle). I
> cannot delete the EXTDOS partition because it says it contains a drive
> letter (logical partition), (doesn't), I cannot delete the logical
> partition because there is not one!!!
> > RE: Invalid partition table
> > OS: Caldera OpenLinux
> > I've seen other people having the same problem as
> > me, but haven't found the solution.
> > I ran fips on my 12GB hard disk and shrank my
> > FAT32 file system down to ~5GB, leaving ~6GB for
> > Linux. I created root, swap and /usr partitions,
> > then installed OpenLinux. Everything was cool
> > until I rebooted.
> > All I got was a "Invalid Partition table" message.
> > DOS fdisk and Linux fdisk both recognize my
> > partitions. My root partition is below the 1024th
> > cylinder.
> > If you've had this same problem and fixed it,
> > please help.
> > Thanks
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