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    SubjectRe: Fwd: PROBLEM: ide messages during boot caused by a strange partition table
    Ar Llu, 2006-07-31 am 16:43 +0200, ysgrifennodd marco gaddoni:
    > the disk before was correctly booting linux and windows2000.
    > then i used the dos6.22 fdisk (?? unsure about the exact dos version)

    The DOS fdisk will rewrite the C/H/S values on the drive in some cases
    if the drive is a vaguely modern setup. That will trash all the
    partition data you have and can lead to corruption of the data too. If
    you are luck the drive geometry originally used may match the one in
    hdparm -I

    If you can work out the original geometry values then put those back and
    fsck all the partitions with file systems on them you may be ok.


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