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Re: [opensuse] New partition killed MBR?
  • From: Teruel de Campo MD <chusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 20:43:33 -0700
  • Message-id: <1231299813.6501.44.camel@xxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2009-01-06 at 14:21 -0600, L. V. Lammert wrote:
At 08:59 PM 1/6/2009 +0100, you wrote:

On Tuesday, 2009-01-06 at 12:39 -0600, L. V. Lammert wrote:
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2 3917 31455270 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)

Woahh! :-O

That is strange indeed. An extended (container) partition as bootable.
Right now, I wouldn't know how to handle that. I simply do not know.

The REALLY STRANGE part is that the installation went just fine! I have
been trying to get the mouse working for a couple of weeks, .. rebooting
MANY times with no problem at all.

/dev/sda2 3918 11749 62910540 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 11750 15012 26210047+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 2 392 3140676 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 393 3655 26210016 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 3656 3917 2104483+ 83 Linux

Notice that you have about half of the disk unused (15013..30401), and due
to the strange positioning of sda2 and sda3, it has to go to sda4, all of it.

Yep, .. eventually that will be a separate partitions for VMs.

Now, if 'Repair System' would only work (it's 15 minutes & counting since I
had to reboot).



I wonder where all those changes occur. Partition Magic in my opinion is
a no no. It is a windows program. I used it quite a lot because started
as an OS/2 program then I start to get corruption of the partition etc.
I used it one time in linux and the same thing. I wonder if some of
those changes were introduced by PM.

Do not spend any more time and reinstall. If you want some suggestion
just write what you plan to do and we can tell you how to do it (for
sure you will get as many ways to do it as replies you get:-))

Basically for linux I have

/boot ext2
/ ext3
/home ext3

If you plan to run other OS you have 3 choices:
1. multiboot
2. use VM under linux host. This is what I use under VMware.
3. If you only need windows applications running, Crossover can be the
solution. Crossover does not run all windows applications. It runs MS
Office very very well.

These choices are important because it will allow you to plan your
LVM can be a good choice also. It all depends of what you want to do.


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