[nSLUG] Partition resizing question

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Wed Feb 21 22:15:07 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.  

Without knowing what the live cd is doing at boot, its possible its
altering the BIOS boot order via the geom option, or the BIOS changed
the order because the IDE CDROM was the active device.   The fdisk info
could help explain it.  Also, what does /etc/mtab show?



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