Problem With Fdisk Utility

Problem With Fdisk Utility

Post by Frank the roo » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



Hi, everybody

I'm presently trying to organize a particular partition order on a 20GB
hard drive (/dev/hdb). Here is what it looks like (fdisk output):

   Device Boot   Begin    Start      End   Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1          1        1        7      56196   83  Linux native
/dev/hdb2          8        8       1027  8193150    5  Extended
/dev/hdb3         1024     1028     1792  6144862+  83  Linux native
/dev/hdb4         1024     1793     1799    56227+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hdb5          8        8        772  6144831    b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/hdb6         773      773      1027  2048256    b  Win95 FAT32

Command (m for help): v
Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 4.
Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 6.
Warning: partition 4 overlaps partition 6.
11229619 unallocated sectors

I don't know how to force the partitions 3 and 4 to start at another
cylinder than 1024. Why that? Anyone has a solution?

Thank for sharing to knowledge.

Frank

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Problem With Fdisk Utility

Post by Leonard Even » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



> Hi, everybody

> I'm presently trying to organize a particular partition order on a 20GB
> hard drive (/dev/hdb). Here is what it looks like (fdisk output):

>    Device Boot   Begin    Start      End   Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/hdb1          1        1        7      56196   83  Linux native
> /dev/hdb2          8        8       1027  8193150    5  Extended
> /dev/hdb3         1024     1028     1792  6144862+  83  Linux native
> /dev/hdb4         1024     1793     1799    56227+  82  Linux swap
> /dev/hdb5          8        8        772  6144831    b  Win95 FAT32
> /dev/hdb6         773      773      1027  2048256    b  Win95 FAT32

> Command (m for help): v
> Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 4.
> Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 6.
> Warning: partition 4 overlaps partition 6.
> 11229619 unallocated sectors

> I don't know how to force the partitions 3 and 4 to start at another
> cylinder than 1024. Why that? Anyone has a solution?

I'm not sure why what you are trying won't work, but I suggest
making your three primary partitions  hdb1, hdb2, and hdb3.  Then
make hdb4 your extended partitions and put hda5 and hda6 in it.
That is certainly the way I've always done it and the way I've
always seen it done.  It is possible that there is some sort of
requirement that you do it that way.

Quote:

> Thank for sharing to knowledge.

> Frank

> --
> Ceux qui rvent le jour, savent des choses qu'ignorent ceux qui
> rvent la nuit.

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Dept. of Mathematics, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208

 
 
 

Problem With Fdisk Utility

Post by Rafae » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


It is sure. If partition fished on 1028 , next must start from 1029. In
your situation it overlaps (what fdsik is saying).
If you have Dos partition (Fat32 or 16) you must create extended partition,
preferably using fdisk from linux, not from Dos.
You have to remove, and start from the begining, you messed to much.

Rafael

Rafael


> Hi, everybody

> I'm presently trying to organize a particular partition order on a 20GB
> hard drive (/dev/hdb). Here is what it looks like (fdisk output):

>    Device Boot   Begin    Start      End   Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/hdb1          1        1        7      56196   83  Linux native
> /dev/hdb2          8        8       1027  8193150    5  Extended
> /dev/hdb3         1024     1028     1792  6144862+  83  Linux native
> /dev/hdb4         1024     1793     1799    56227+  82  Linux swap
> /dev/hdb5          8        8        772  6144831    b  Win95 FAT32
> /dev/hdb6         773      773      1027  2048256    b  Win95 FAT32

> Command (m for help): v
> Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 4.
> Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 6.
> Warning: partition 4 overlaps partition 6.
> 11229619 unallocated sectors

> I don't know how to force the partitions 3 and 4 to start at another
> cylinder than 1024. Why that? Anyone has a solution?

> Thank for sharing to knowledge.

> Frank

> --
> Ceux qui rvent le jour, savent des choses qu'ignorent ceux qui
> rvent la nuit.

 
 
 

Problem With Fdisk Utility

Post by Bjarne Nygaar » Tue, 19 Sep 2000 08:43:25



> Hi, everybody

> I'm presently trying to organize a particular partition order on a 20GB
> hard drive (/dev/hdb). Here is what it looks like (fdisk output):

>    Device Boot   Begin    Start      End   Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/hdb1          1        1        7      56196   83  Linux native
> /dev/hdb2          8        8       1027  8193150    5  Extended
> /dev/hdb3         1024     1028     1792  6144862+  83  Linux native
> /dev/hdb4         1024     1793     1799    56227+  82  Linux swap
> /dev/hdb5          8        8        772  6144831    b  Win95 FAT32
> /dev/hdb6         773      773      1027  2048256    b  Win95 FAT32

> Command (m for help): v
> Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 4.
> Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 6.
> Warning: partition 4 overlaps partition 6.
> 11229619 unallocated sectors

> I don't know how to force the partitions 3 and 4 to start at another
> cylinder than 1024. Why that? Anyone has a solution?

> Thank for sharing to knowledge.

> Frank

> --
> Ceux qui rvent le jour, savent des choses qu'ignorent ceux qui
> rvent la nuit.

You may have 4 primary partitions. Then if you want more partitions
you then have to do an extended partition. This is then declared as
the 4' primary.
The extended partion the has to fit the rest your harddisk if you want
to use it all. :)
In this extended partition you declare the rest of your logical
partitions.

That's it...

cu
Bjarne

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1. Problem with Fdisk utility

Hi, everybody

I'm presently trying to organize a particular partition order on a 20GB
hard drive (/dev/hdb). Here is what it looks like (fdisk output):

   Device Boot   Begin    Start      End   Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1                1           1             7    56196     83
Linux native
/dev/hdb2                8           8      1027  8193150    5
Extended
/dev/hdb3         1024     1028     1792  6144862+ 83 Linux native
/dev/hdb4         1024     1793     1799    56227+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hdb5                8           8         772  6144831    b  Win95
FAT32
/dev/hdb6          773        773       1027  2048256    b  Win95 FAT32

Command (m for help): v
Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 4.
Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 6.
Warning: partition 4 overlaps partition 6.
11229619 unallocated sectors

I don't know how to force the partitions 3 and 4 to start at another
cylinder than 1024. Why that? Anyone has a solution?

Thank for sharing to knowledge.

Frank

--
Ceux qui rvent le jour, savent des choses qu'ignorent ceux qui
rvent la nuit.

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