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Re: Fix for the XP dual boot problem



On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 21:23, Radu Cornea wrote:

> I am not sure if it is the same problem, but you may try
> 
> sfdisk -l -H255 /dev/hdb
> 
> and see if the warnings are still there. Your initial geometry probably 
> was 255 heads, from the (1023,254,63) on hdb1.
> Anyway, if you can boot into win2k you should be fine. It is just the 
> 2.6 kernel which in some cases does not report the correct disk geometry.
> 
> --
> Radu
> 
results seem a little bit worse. There is an added message that says
that the system thinks that I have 16 heads. And, BTW, partition magic
says that the geometry changed from 255 heads to 16 heads.

sfdisk -l -H255 /dev/hdb
Warning: HDIO_GETGEO says that there are 16 heads

Disk /dev/hdb: 158816 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from
0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *      0+   2549    2550-  20482843+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb2       2550    5099    2550   20482875   83  Linux
                start: (c,h,s) expected (1023,254,63) found (1023,15,63)
                end: (c,h,s) expected (1023,254,63) found (1023,15,63)
/dev/hdb3       5100    6138    1039    8345767+   7  HPFS/NTFS
                start: (c,h,s) expected (1023,254,63) found (1023,0,1)
                end: (c,h,s) expected (1023,254,63) found (1023,15,63)
/dev/hdb4       6139    9963    3825   30724312+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
                start: (c,h,s) expected (1023,254,63) found (1023,0,1)
                end: (c,h,s) expected (1023,254,63) found (1023,15,63)
/dev/hdb5       6139+   9963    3825-  30724281    b  W95 FAT32
                start: (c,h,s) expected (1023,254,63) found (1023,1,1)
                end: (c,h,s) expected (1023,254,63) found (1023,15,63)




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