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Re: [vox-tech] HD Repartition frustration
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Re: [vox-tech] HD Repartition frustration



On Thursday 15 June 2006 06:37, Donald Greg McGahan wrote:
> I have a 100Gb Seagate 2.5 inch hard drive that currently has a ntfs
> partition, and extended partition with a fat32 partition within it. I
> wanted to repartition it to a single fat32 partition. I removed it from
> it's (third party) external enclosure and installed it as an secondary
> IDE slave (adapter) in my AMD K7 (1.33MHz) Ubuntu OS box.
> I cannot seem to accomplish this task?!?
> I've tired deleting all of the partitions and then writing but no joy.
> I've been fussing with this on and off for a few days and thought I get
> some help.
> Here is what I'm doing.
> I pop open a terminal window and
>
> fdisk /dev/hdd (i've tried both with sudo and sudo su)
>
> then
>
> Command (m for help): p
>
> Disk /dev/hdd: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
>
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/hdd1               1       10027    80541846    7  HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/hdd2           10028       12161    17141355    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/hdd5           10028       12161    17141323+   b  W95 FAT32
>
> Command (m for help): d
> Partition number (1-5): 5
>
> Command (m for help): p
>
> Disk /dev/hdd: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
>
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/hdd1               1       10027    80541846    7  HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/hdd2           10028       12161    17141355    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
>
> Command (m for help): w
> The partition table has been altered!
>
> Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
> Syncing disks.
> dig@vill:~$ sudo fdisk /dev/hdd
>
> The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 12161.
> There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
> and could in certain setups cause problems with:
> 1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
> 2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
>    (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
>
> Command (m for help): p
>
> Disk /dev/hdd: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
>
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/hdd1               1       10027    80541846    7  HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/hdd2           10028       12161    17141355    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/hdd5           10028       12161    17141323+   b  W95 FAT32
>
> Command (m for help):
>
>
>

This is strange. 

I just tried using fdisk and parted on this drive, and neither were able to 
alter the existing partition table. Checking kern.log revealed some odd 
errors:


usb 5-1: reset high speed USB device using address 28
scsi: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery: host 22 channel 0 id 0 
lun 0
SCSI error : <22 0 0 0> return code = 0x50000
end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 3168
Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 396
lost page write due to I/O error on sdb
scsi22 (0:0): rejecting I/O to offline device
Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 397
lost page write due to I/O error on sdb
Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 398
lost page write due to I/O error on sdb
Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 399
lost page write due to I/O error on sdb
Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 400
lost page write due to I/O error on sdb
Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 401
lost page write due to I/O error on sdb
Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 402
lost page write due to I/O error on sdb
Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 403
lost page write due to I/O error on sdb
Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 404
lost page write due to I/O error on sdb
Buffer I/O error on device sdb, logical block 405
lost page write due to I/O error on sdb
scsi22 (0:0): rejecting I/O to offline device


... looks like the disk is bad?

anyone else have any ideas?

Cheers,


-- 
Dylan Beaudette
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group
University of California at Davis
530.754.7341
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