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Re: Re: Hard disk parts

On Tue, 2004-12-28 at 22:24 +0300, Tammar K. Ajam wrote:
> >On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 05:29:03PM +0300, Tammar K. Ajam wrote:
> >> Hi, to all.
> >> I have two hard drives. one of them is for Windows XP installation and 
> >> the other is for Fedora 3 installation.
> >> Each boot loader for the two system reside in the same MBR where the 
> >> system installed. i mean each system has its own hard disk.
> >> each time i run Partition magic 8 under windows it's report that the 
> >> Hard disk two (The Fedora hard disk installation) is damage.
> >> Partition magic work fine with Fedora core 1,2 and Redhat 9.
> >> i try to use the ext2 but the same thing happen to me.
> >> So is the problem with the boot loader.
> >> dose this problem will damage my hard drive. or it's safe and a normal 
> >> state.
> >
> >You are probably fine.
> >
> >There is no standard for hard drive partitioning (and some companies
> >wouldn't follow it if there were one), so there are variations.
> >
> >In general, check partitions for a given OS with that OS's
> >tools. Check your Windows HD with Windows tools, and your Linux HD
> >with Linux tools. However, there are three different versions of fdisk
> >for Linux, and they may report different results on the same
> >partitions.
> >


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> Thanks,
> But some time i mess with my installation.
> So, I use Partition magic browser to browse my damage installation, and get what i need (like downloaded files or emails).
> As i say before it was easy to do it with Redhat 9 and other fedora release.
> BTW, when i run windows XP, I can see the Fedora partition listed with my other windows partition. but i can not get access to ot (it's reported like an empty partition.
> Parition magic reported it as (Type 8E) partition. but the BOOT partiton is reported as (Linux ext3).
> Regards
> Tammar
If the partition shows as type 8E then it appears you are running linux
lvm.  I would not expect that partition magic could handle that since
the logical volumes are inside the lvm partition and there is no chance
that PM has the ability to do anything with that.
I also seriously doubt that you have ever used PM with RH9 or earlier
fedora releases on an LVM partition.  I would guess that you were using
a standard ext2/3 partition like you are now using for /boot with the
earlier releases.

You need to use tools that are able to work with the OS/filesystems you
are using.

My recommendation:  DO NOT use PM on a volume that is using LVM, and do
not get concerned when a windows tool says that a linux partition is
broken.  Usually it is the tool that is braindead.

In your case, PM is giving you bogus information and is not an
appropriate tool for the linux use.

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