Re: disk problem

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[[email protected] ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 10.1 GB, 10110320640 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1229 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        1165     9357831   83  Linux
/dev/hda2            1166        1216      409657+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3            1217        1229      104422+  83  Linux

Disk /dev/hdb: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 238216 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Disk /dev/hdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

Chris Norman
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Selling cheap but functional shell accounts.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Vian" <[email protected]>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: disk problem


On Fri, 2005-12-30 at 20:04 -0800, Chris Norman wrote:
> What does this output mean? I'm a little more worried about this one!:D
>
> [[email protected] ~]# sfdisk -l
>
> Disk /dev/hda: 19590 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track
> Warning: The partition table looks like it was made
>   for C/H/S=*/255/63 (instead of 19590/16/63).
> For this listing I'll assume that geometry.
> Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0
>
>    Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
> /dev/hda1   *      0+   1164    1165-   9357831   83  Linux
> /dev/hda2       1165    1215      51     409657+  83  Linux
> /dev/hda3       1216    1228      13     104422+  83  Linux
> /dev/hda4          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
>

Please send the output of fdisk -l.
I am not sure why but this looks really weird to me.  Maybe sfdisk is
not reporting it the same as fdisk would.

> Disk /dev/hdb: 238216 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track
>
> sfdisk: ERROR: sector 0 does not have an msdos signature
>  /dev/hdb: unrecognized partition table type
> No partitions found
>
> Disk /dev/hdb1: 238216 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track
>
> sfdisk: ERROR: sector 0 does not have an msdos signature
>  /dev/hdb1: unrecognized partition table type
> No partitions found
>
hdb has never had a partition table written.
Is it a new disk?  Possibly installed but never used?

Rough figures show that is likely a 200GB drive.


> What does that little lot mean please?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Chris Norman
> <!-- [email protected] -->
> Selling cheap but functional shell accounts.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Richard C. Isaacson" <[email protected]>
> To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <[email protected]>
> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 11:58 AM
> Subject: Re: disk problem
>
>
> You are looking at the character device that is sitting on the dynamic
> /dev filesystem. That is the correct output to get but. Your disks would
> be mounted under /, /tmp, /var, and /usr or what you selected at
> install. just do a 'df -k' and you will see them.
>
> -richard
>
> Chris Norman wrote:
> > Hi people,
> > I have just put a 114 Gb disk in my machine and coppied a load of stuff
> > over
> > to it. The stuff seems fine, the disk is mounted on /media/hdb1 and I've
> > remounted that folder to /var/ftp (for the ftp server). The only thing 
> > is,
> > when I use df on either of my disks, I get this output:
> >
> > [[email protected] ~]$ df /dev/hda
> > Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> > -                       249184       696    248488   1% /dev
> > [[email protected] ~]$ df /dev/hdb
> > Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> > -                       249184       696    248488   1% /dev
> > Is that right? Shouldn't it say "ext2" in the filesystem column???
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Chris Norman
> > <!-- [email protected] -->
> > Selling cheap but functional shell accounts.
> >
> >
>
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