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Re: Can't print partition table after 32GB clamp applied

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Can't print partition table after 32GB clamp applied
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 22:58:18 +1100
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Hi Daniel,

On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 08:37:40PM +0000, Daniel Thompson wrote:
> I have a 40GB hard disk and a buggy BIOS that cannot boot of a HD bigger
> than 32GB. I did some partitioning without the 32GB jumper then decided
> to run the drive in 32GB mode. Mostly this worked.
> When I decided to sort the drive out properly I found that parted could
> not print the partion table. I think this was because the extended
> parititon (created to house swap space) ran beyond the last cylinder on
> the disk (the error report led me to believe this).

Yep.  It's rather difficult for parted to deal with seriously broken
partition tables, and it didn't occur to me that you could
"shrink" a hard disk.

Adding support for allowing an extended partition to be shrunk
to the size of the disk might be bring more problems than it's

What if you had logical partitions after 32gb?  etc.


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