[nSLUG] Partition resizing question

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Wed Feb 21 21:07:49 AST 2007


On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 21:04 -0400, Rich wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 20:38 -0400, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> > On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 20:33:37 -0400
> > Rich <budman85 at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> > 
> > > If so since WinME, Microsloth hides a 10MB partition for *internal
> > > system usage*.  It's required for XP to run, so GParted is probably
> > > correct in stating that /dev/hdb is the correct partition.  Do you
> > > see /dev/hda listed (grayed out). It should be a small partition,
> > > although XP may need a larger size now.  
> > 
> > Huh?  /dev/hda and /dev/hdb are disk devices not partitions.  Partitions
> > would be /dev/hda1 and /dev/hda2, etc.
> 
> hehe  too many things going on... :P  sorry about that. partitions were
> stuck in my head. 
> 
> Is there anything that can be causing the boot order to be changed. Is
> the CD on a separate controller, or is there only one controller?
> Anything with disk geo settings, like overriding the boot device order?
> Could the IDE cable be using cable select causing the CD to become hda
> and the drive as hdb?  
> 
> Let me do some searches.  

Is the hard drive a SATA drive?




Rich

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