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SubjectRe: 9G disk, >4 partitions, and lose95
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And lo, Guest section DW saith unto me:
>
> No, sfdisk is several years old. It is in util-linux.
> I suppose RedHat decided that its user interface was too horrible
> to let it loose on the general public, but there are several things
> no other fdisk will do for you. Changing the type to and from 5
> is one of these.

It looks like my problems were threefold:

1) Red Hat 5.1's fdisk is old already.

2) When you fdisk the drive you've got root mounted off of (even
read-only), linux-2.1.125 (and possibly earlier) won't reread the partition
table, and with 2.1.125 it *seemed* like it wouldn't even *write* the table
out to disk with root mounted read-only on it. It's a check in
drivers/scsi/sd.c, and my bare minimum usage is 2 (ioctl + /), not 1
(ioctl). I'm not sure whether or not it's a good idea to change this...

3) Between those two problems, I never got around to realizing that the
modern kernel does indeed recognize the new partition type numbers.

Keith (I hates rescue floppies...)

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