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partition not aligned?

From: Nick Bower
Subject: partition not aligned?
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 06:55:51 GMT

Hi all.  I'm trying to downsize my 7200MB /home (logical) partition by 
1GB on my thinkpad 600E (10050MB drive) in order to create a new 1GB 
partition in the space made available.

Unfortunately parted is giving me an incompatibility message when even 
just trying to print the parition table:

# parted /dev/hda
GNU Parted 1.2.8

...Copyright stuff...

Using /dev/hda
Warning: The operating system thinks the geometry on /dev/hda is 
You should check that this matches the BIOS geometry before using this 
(parted) print
No Implementation: Partition 1 isn't aligned to cylinder boundaries.  
Need to
add support for this.

So I downloaded the new 1.4.4 source, but got a similar message:

(parted) print
Error: Unable to align partition.

Here is the gear that fdisk and df spit out:

# fdisk /dev/hda

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hda: 240 heads, 63 sectors, 1299 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot   Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *        1         2     15088   83  Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary:
     phys=(1, 239, 62) should be (1, 239, 63)
/dev/hda2            3      1028   7756560    5  Extended
/dev/hda3         1029      1299   2048760   83  Linux
/dev/hda5            3        37    264568+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda6           38      1028   7491928+  83  Linux

# df

Filesystem   1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3      2016520   1740056    174028  91% /
/dev/hda1        14607      4436      9417  32% /boot
/dev/hda6      7374232   4882044   2117592  70% /home

I'm not really sure what's going on.  Thanks for any help.


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