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SubjectRe: 2.4.11 loses sda9
On Thu, 11 Oct 2001 arvest@orphansonfire.com wrote:

> On Thursday 11 October 2001 01:08, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > On Oct 11, 2001 00:45 -0500, arvest@orphansonfire.com wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 11 Oct 2001 arvest@orphansonfire.com wrote:
> > > > > I can get the system booted enough to work on (and totaly up) with
> > > > > this partition failing. I dont know what more information from fdisk
> > > > > I can give you, sda9 is there with .10, and gone with .11 It even
> > > > > allowed me to add a new partition (i didnt save) I tried sfdisk but
> > > > > it gave me these errors.
> > >
> > > Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
> > > SCSI device sda: 17783250 512-byte hdwr sectors (9105 MB)
> > > sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 < sda5 sda6 sda7 sda8 >
> > > omitting empty partition (9)
> > >
> > > /dev/sda1 * 1 501 513008 83 Linux
> > > /dev/sda2 502 3698 3273728 83 Linux
> > > /dev/sda3 3699 4199 513024 83 Linux
> > > /dev/sda4 4200 8683 4591616 5 Extended
> > > /dev/sda5 4200 4700 513008 83 Linux
> > > /dev/sda6 4701 5725 1049584 83 Linux
> > > /dev/sda7 5726 5918 197616 82 Linux swap
> > > /dev/sda8 5919 6419 513008 83 Linux
> >
> > You probably need to go into fdisk and change the partition type of
> > sda9 from "0" to "83" (or any other non-zero type). There is a
> > reason that it is saying "omitting empty partition (9)" at boot,
> > and "fdisk -l" doesn't list it - because type "0" means "I don't exist".
> >
> > In fdisk, use the "t" option to set the type of sda9.
>
> sda9 doesnt show in fdisk. Cylinders 6420-8683 are shown free.

Ouch. You may have to use partedit from PartitionMagic (or some other
low-level partition editor) to manually change the partition type.

--
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ignacio@openservices.net>

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