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Re: parted and 78 heads

From: leslie . polzer
Subject: Re: parted and 78 heads
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 21:11:42 +0200
User-agent: mutt-ng/devel-r804 (Linux)

On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 08:33:52PM +0200, Mario Gzuk wrote:

> Hi Leslie,
> i have forgot to say thank you for the work which you have
> done already with your projects (not only parted...). So i will do it
> now: thank you for this good work.
You're welcome.  I'm content with just the act of contributing things
that lie within my abilities to my fellow human beings.

> We have decide to work with parted in our project because with fdisk +
> mkdosfs we are not able to create a bootable fat partition.... We also
> try the way 1) create partitions with fdsik 2) format the partition
> with parted. But this leads in the same error "ntldr not found".
> Mybe I will try to explain what we do:
> 1) create a bootable fat32
> partition
> 2) replace the voot code in the mbr from the freedos project
> to boot the active partition
> 3) replace the boot code in the fat32 partition to load the windows
> ntldr (to start a windows installation)
How are you doing number three?

> I think the wrong geometrie in the fat32 partition leads the
> bootloader to dont find the ntldr....

> I also try to replace the head and sektors directly in the fat
> bootsector but with the same effect.
That's serious and leads me to the conclusion that it is not Parted's
fault at all.
  If you did step three from above not by installing Windows, could you
try it this way and see what the differences are (given that it works

> (It works when the disk geometrie
> is 240 heads -> the unattended project haas reported this bug some
> time ago...)
What do you mean by "unattended project"?  I'm not sure I understand

  What's the problem with setting the geometry to 240 heads?


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