HELP: Fdisk/book problems

HELP: Fdisk/book problems

Post by Dwight Fr » Mon, 25 Apr 1994 00:47:10



I am having some difficulties with the partioning of my disk using the
Slackware 1.2.0 distribution. Can anyone fill me in on what is happening
here and what I can do about it?

My system is a 486DX2-66 with an IDE Western Digital 540MB drive.

The first time I boot I get file system errors detected and 'fsck' runs
and finds a whole pile of errors near the end of the partition even though
I did a clean shutdown. These get fixed then I must reboot.

When I boot the second time, I get the following errors :

        EXT2-fs error (device 3/2): ext2_check_blocks_bitmap: Wrong free
        blocks count for group 49, stored - 7930, count = 0
        EXT2-fs error (device 3/2): ext2_check_blocks_bitmap: Wrong free
        blocks count in superblock, stored = 336396, counted = 328446

Even -with- these errors the system seems to run fine.

Just for reference, the information displayed when I display my disk
partitions are as follows :

        opus:/tmp# fdisk
        The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 1048.
        This is larger than 1024, and may cause problems with some software.
        Using /dev/hda as default device!

        Command (m for help): p

        Disk /dev/hda: 16 heads, 63 sectors, 1048 cylinders
        Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 bytes

           Device Boot  Begin   Start     End  Blocks   Id  System
        /dev/hda1   *       1       1     210  105808+   6  DOS 16-bit >=32M
        /dev/hda2   *     211     211    1023  409752   83  Linux native

        Command (m for help): q
        opus:/tmp# exit

Another problem I encountered is that when I attempted to configure a swap
partition on the remainder of the drive (as /dev/hda3) I got a "physical
does not equal logical" type of error. I selected 1023 as the start
cylinder and 1048 as the ending cylinder. Any suggestions as to what was
wrong with -that- choice?

Thanks for any assistance anyone might be able to give. :)


 
 
 

HELP: Fdisk/book problems

Post by Jonathan Johns » Sat, 07 May 1994 00:36:22


: I am having some difficulties with the partioning of my disk using the
: Slackware 1.2.0 distribution. Can anyone fill me in on what is happening
: here and what I can do about it?

See the articles posted under "FDISK....partitioning problems"

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