[svlug] laptop linux install query

Karl F. Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat Jul 14 04:01:02 PDT 2001


Hi Gordon, from your linux fdisk it looks like you have something odd....

On Fri, 13 Jul 2001, Gordon Vrololjak wrote:

> partition information for /dev/hda:
>
> disk /dev/hda: 240 heads, 63 sectors, 776 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 bytes
>
> 	Device Boot Start	End	Blocks  ID	System
> /dev/hda1		1	14	105839+ a0	IBM ThinkPad Hib.
> /dev/hda2	*	15	448	3281040  b	Win95 FAT32
> /dev/hda3		449	776	2479680	 5	Extended
> Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
> 	phys=(1023, 14, 63) logical=(448, 0, 1)
> Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
> 	phys=(1023, 14, 63) locaical=(775, 239, 63)
> Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary:
> 	phys=(1023, 14, 63) should be (1023, 239, 63)
>
> I know I only have one partition for windows.  I know about the
> hibernation partition, but I am unsure of /dev/hda3... Is this a remnant
> from grub or my old linux partition?  Should I delete it?
> Thanks for the advice.
>
	Since we suspect /dev/hda3 to be wrong, and since you want to load
linux 7.1 there, I suggest that with linux fdisk you delete /dev/hda3.
Save that configuration and reboot. With your win98 FDISK just look at the
hard drive and it should show an un-used partition.

	Now using the Red Hat loader you will select /dev/hda3 as the
linux partition and make a swap partition. ( for me using linux fdisk is
the easy way to make partitions, but others like the Red Hat Loader).

	Good luck.





  	 - Karl F. Larsen, k5di at arrl.net  (505) 524-3303  -





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