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Re: cannot boot XP after shrinking partition

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: cannot boot XP after shrinking partition
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 17:41:31 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 07:16:38AM +0200, Szakacsits Szabolcs wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> > Also, at no stage did it corrupt the partition table in the sense of
> > data getting lost.  (It corrupted "boot features", if you want to look
> > at it that way).  In your case, you can't mount the FAT partition in
> > Linux.  This is a different and worse problem.
> This is the typical symptom I pointed out many times when parted changes
> the geometry and _also_ shifts the partition start. 

I don't think so... he can't mount his partition, but Parted's check
command doesn't complain.

> The above problem means either the geometry issue wasn't solved or not
> completely or this is another, fat related problem.

I think it is the latter.

> First try to figure out where your FAT really starts and if it's indeed at
> the right sector, pointed by the partition table,

There was never such a bug in Parted.  This was only in QtParted - it
didn't tell libparted exactly where to put the partition, so Parted
aligned it elsewhere.

> then apparently the fat resizer corrupted the data.

It appears this is the case.


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