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Re: parted 1.4.20 and FreeDOS

From: Karl Eichwalder
Subject: Re: parted 1.4.20 and FreeDOS
Date: 24 Oct 2001 15:04:51 +0200
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Andrew Clausen <address@hidden> writes:

> It turns out, that partition 4 (which doesn't exist) has the boot
> indicator set (i.e. the first byte set to 0x80).  This is broken.

Thanks for investigation!


> So, perhaps this check should be relaxed to allow such invalid boot
> indicators.  How did you make this partition table?

Delete all partition entries using an old Linux installation.

Boot FreeDOS beta7 and call 'fdisk' coming with FreeDOS to create

    . Primary partition "C:" (/dev/sda1)

    . Extented partition (/dev/sda2)

      - 3 Logical partitions within this Extented partition.

Accept all defaults proposed by fdisk (FreeDOS).

Next step was: Boot the SuSE Linux Rescue System from CD and invoke
parted coming with the Rescue System (this failed).

Delete the Logical partitions and the Extented partition using Linux
fdisk; use Linux fdisk to create Linux partitions.

Install Linux using YaST2.

> Are many people like to have one "broken" in this way?

Maybe, it's just a FreeDOS bug.

Linux frechet 2.4.7-4GB #1 Tue Jul 24 15:07:28 GMT 2001 i686 unknown
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