bad partition table

bad partition table

Post by Ibrahim Korpeogl » Wed, 18 Mar 1998 04:00:00


When I try to boot my laptop, I receive "invalid
partition table" error. Is there a way to fix the partitiin
table? I intalled windows and freebsd on my machine.



ps; if you reply, please reply to my email address also. thanks.


1. bad partition table error during Partition Check

I'm finally getting around to updating my Linux system.  I currently have
1.1.59 (I know it's old:).  It was the Slackware distribution.

I'm trying to install 1.2.8 from InfoMagic (August 1995 disks).  
It is also the Slackware distribution.  I've tried the bare and scsi
boot images and they both give me the same error during boot
during the partition check:

Partition Check:
hda: bad partition table
hdb: bad partition table

When I get to the login and login as root and run fdisk, it spews out lots
of stuff, but nothing related to my actual partitions.

I can still boot my 1.1.59 disks fine, so I know it's not really a
problem with my partition tables.  Also, everything checks out fine under DOS.

My system has a Promise DC-4030VL caching IDE controller.  2 512M IDE drives.
Adaptec AHA 2842 VL SCSI controler with a SCSI CD-ROM.

Any clues to what this problem really is and how to fix it would be

Thanks in advance,
Wayne Mock

BTW, the same thing happened with the RedHat distribution with 1.2.11.

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