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SubjectRe: [OT] Odd partition overlapping problem
On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 10:02:59AM -0500, Robert Holmberg wrote:

> It seems my hda 6 is overlapping my hda4.
> Partition table:
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/hda1 * 1 523 4200966 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
> /dev/hda2 524 525 16065 83 Linux
> /dev/hda3 526 2647 17044965 83 Linux
> /dev/hda4 2648 3736 8747392+ 5 Extended
> /dev/hda5 2648 2713 530113+ 82 Linux swap
> /dev/hda6 2714 3736 8217216 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)

There is nothing wrong with this partition table,
from a Linux point of view.

But lots of things may be wrong in the Windows - Linux cooperation.

Windows has its own data independent of the partition table.
So, if you change the partition table Windows may still use
the original partitioning.

Something else that may be bad: type 5 becomes type f when LBA
should be used. Since you are past cylinder 1024 you do not
want the CHS data to be used.

Something else that may be bad: DOS/Windows expects that type 5/f is
their own. At least the first partition in an extended should
be a DOS/Windows one, otherwise some programs will be unhappy.


Try first f instead of 5, that is the easiest change.
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