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SubjectRe: Partitioning problems in 2.4.11
On Thu, 11 Oct 2001 18:59:03 -0400 (EDT) Alexander Viro <>

> On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Christian Ullrich wrote:
> > a) -10-ac11, -10-ac12 and -12 with your patch all behave like -11.
> _Ouch_. So even bread()-based variant fails to read extended partition
> table in some cases.
> Hmm... Just in case - what processor are you using?

Hi Alexander,

just a short comment: I got a host with PIII-500 and the same problem. A
partition on primary IDE (single partition for whole drive) vanished during use
of 2.4.10(SuSE 7.3)/11. System works flawlessly otherwise. It is booting from
SCSI, ide was only data :-). It has 384 MB RAM.


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