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Re: A parted bug ??

From: Szakacsits Szabolcs
Subject: Re: A parted bug ??
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 12:39:15 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Edward wrote:

> I am not sure if this is a parted bug.
> I had Windows 2000 on FAT32.
> After I resize my fat32 boot partition with
> parted(v1.6.16), windows 2000 can not be booted.
> I checked BPB of fat32 bootsector, I found parted
> change Sectors Per Track(offset 0x18) and Number of
> Heads(offset 0x1A) to FF FF FF FF.
> Then I modified the 4 bytes to 3F 00 FF 00 and windows
> 2000 can be booted.

This is horrible news. Fundamentally this problem keeps occuring for 
years and recently it started to cause major havoc for a lot of people. 
I believed it was fixed in 1.6.12.
> Can anybody give me some suggestion? :p

Andrew yesterday committed a new geometry detection code into the CVS, 
could you __PLEASE__ try it out?

Unfortunately I don't know where the current CVS is, it's not listed on
the Parted home page ...

Google says it's at http://savannah.gnu.org/cvs/?group=parted
but no source there ...

I remember something about moving to Debian project's server ...
... keep googling ... yes, here are the instructions:


However none of the given URL's in the email are reachable currently, 
but I hope it will work for you. Thanks!


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