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SubjectRe: /proc/partitions is wrong
On Wed, Sep 20, 2000 at 12:11:33PM +0200, Marko van Dooren wrote:

> Hello, my /proc/partitions says I have 25 partitions while there are
> only 21. Fdisk shows the right information, so there's nothing wrong
> with my disk or so.
> Kernel version 2.2.17
> Harddisk : Maxtor 54098U8 40GB 7200rpm ide

What a strange idea!
The kernel is the authority, not fdisk.
Your /proc/partitions is right, as you can probably verify
by doing dd if=/dev/hda23 of=/dev/null or so.

Looking at the kernel boot messages will tell you precisely what
these unexpected partitions are.
(Don't you have CONFIG_BSD_DISKLABEL enabled, and slices in this
BSD partition?)

Andries
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