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AW: Parted fails on disks with 240 Heads (1.6.19)

From: Marco Berger
Subject: AW: Parted fails on disks with 240 Heads (1.6.19)
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 10:11:30 +0100

Hi Andrew

Yes the partition table have previously 240 Heads the Bios reports also 240 
Heads. If I correct the values of the /proc/ide/had/settings, then fdisk or 
cfdisk reporting the correct heads.
Ok I create a new Partition Table with fdisk (o) it shouldn't be a 240 Heads 
one (fdisk and cfdisk is reporting that). Now I create partitions with parted 
and that changes the Partition Table back to 255 heads (fdisk and cfdisk also 
reporting that).

Ciao Marco

PS.: sfdisk -H240 dont fix the Problem (M$ is not booting) Partition Magic says 
that the Partition don't end on the Cylinder Boundary  

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Andrew Clausen [mailto:address@hidden 
Gesendet: Freitag, 17. Dezember 2004 23:03
An: Marco Berger
Cc: address@hidden
Betreff: Re: Parted fails on disks with 240 Heads (1.6.19)

Hi Marco,

Clearly, the partition table has been written as if it were 255 heads
(not 240).  Parted doesn't provide any mechanism to fix partition tables
that were written incorrectly.  You can use sfdisk, as follows:

        sfdisk -d /dev/hda | sfdisk --no-reread -H240 /dev/hda

Did the partition table have 240 heads previously?  How did it change
from 240 to 255?


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