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Re: Partition recreated in different place

From: Stephen Turner
Subject: Re: Partition recreated in different place
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 12:27:33 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 10:42:03AM +0100, Stephen Turner wrote:
> > Also, why did program think that 4330.020 was a good place to start a
> > partition when I was moving it, but later decide that it was an illegal
> > place to create a partition when I used mkpart? Is there a bug here, or
> > was parted right for some reason?
> Perhaps it's a renumbering issue?  If it was previously numbered 5,
> then it has special properties that allow it to be in place it otherwise
> wouldn't be allowed to be.

That was it! (I was trying to renumber the logical partitions in order, so
as to keep Partition Magic happy).

And it made the solution very easy. I rm'ed all the logical partitions [*],
and recreated them, but starting with the broken partition so that it
became /dev/hda5. That allowed it to start where it wanted to.

So, it all seems to be fine now. Thank you very much again for your help.

[*] This might be bad, but the rest were easily recoverable, so I wasn't
worried about the possibility of losing them anyway.

Stephen Turner, Cambridge, UK    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/adelie/stephen/
"This is Henman's 8th Wimbledon, and he's only lost 7 matches." BBC, 2/Jul/01

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