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Could not detect file system

From: Jiri Baum
Subject: Could not detect file system
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 18:09:49 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.25i

Hello Andrew,

parted won't recognise one of my partitions...

version: 1.4.20 and 1.4.24 (latest packaged by Debian) - both have the same
behaviour, as far as I can see.

~# parted /dev/hdc
GNU Parted 1.4.24
Copyright (C) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Using /dev/hdc
Information: The operating system thinks the geometry on /dev/hdc is
4866/255/63.  Therefore, cylinder 1024 ends at 8032.499M.
(parted) p
Disk geometry for /dev/hdc: 0.000-38172.750 megabytes
Disk label type: msdos
Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
1          0.031  38170.063  primary
(parted) check 1
Error: Could not detect file system.

The partition mounts normally; fdisk tells me it's type 83.

# fdisk /dev/hdc

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 4866.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hdc: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 4866 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdc1             1      4866  39086113+  83  Linux

I'm putting a copy of dumpe2fs /dev/hdc1|gzip up at 

Any advice, please?

Jiri Baum <address@hidden>           http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jirib
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