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I've been trying to set up a shared partition between OSX and Debian, creating and deleting partitions with gparted mostly, but then with OSX's Disk Utility because OSX won't mount ...
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- 03-28-2009 #1
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- Mar 2009
Is my partition table screwed? What do I do about it?
I finally settled on a non-journaled hfs+ partition to share files, which worked, but for some reason Debian kept seeing two versions of it at the same time, "/dev/sda11" and /dev/sda12" (sda12 was the correct one, sda11 was the 128M buffer space that OSX leaves between partitions... why? who knows?)
I deleted the shared partition altogether, but Debian keeps seeing /dev/sda11 anyway.
I'm afraid my partition table might be screwed now and I don't know how to fix it.
Here's the output from fdisk -l:
emac:/dev# fdisk -l /dev/sda # type name length base ( size ) system /dev/sda1 Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1 ( 31.5k) Partition map /dev/sda2 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 56 @ 64 ( 28.0k) Driver 4.3 /dev/sda3 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 56 @ 120 ( 28.0k) Driver 4.3 /dev/sda4 Apple_Driver_ATA Macintosh 56 @ 176 ( 28.0k) Unknown /dev/sda5 Apple_Driver_ATA Macintosh 56 @ 232 ( 28.0k) Unknown /dev/sda6 Apple_FWDriver Macintosh 512 @ 288 (256.0k) Unknown /dev/sda7 Apple_Driver_IOKit Macintosh 512 @ 800 (256.0k) Unknown /dev/sda8 Apple_Patches Patch Partition 512 @ 1312 (256.0k) Unknown /dev/sda9 Apple_Free Extra 262144 @ 1824 (128.0M) Free space /dev/sda10 Apple_HFS Untitled 1146363736 @ 263968 (546.6G) HFS /dev/sda11 Apple_Free Extra 103636024 @ 1146627704 ( 49.4G) Free space Block size=512, Number of Blocks=1250263728 DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0 Drivers- 1: @ 64 for 23, type=0x1 2: @ 120 for 36, type=0xffff 3: @ 176 for 21, type=0x701 4: @ 232 for 34, type=0xf8ff /dev/hda # type name length base ( size ) system /dev/hda1 Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1 ( 31.5k) Partition map /dev/hda2 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 10156251 @ 419692608 ( 4.8G) Linux swap /dev/hda3 Apple_HFS Untitled 419430400 @ 262208 (200.0G) HFS /dev/hda4 Apple_Bootstrap boot 3907 @ 64 ( 1.9M) NewWorld bootblock /dev/hda5 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 Ubuntu 58593750 @ 429848859 ( 27.9G) Linux native /dev/hda6 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 Debian 78125001 @ 488442609 ( 37.3G) Linux native /dev/hda7 Apple_Free Extra 258237 @ 3971 (126.1M) Free space /dev/hda8 Apple_Free Extra 58574838 @ 566567610 ( 27.9G) Free space Block size=512, Number of Blocks=625142448 DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0
emac:/dev# parted -l Model: WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 (ide) Disk /dev/hda: 320GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: mac Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 512B 32.8kB 32.3kB Apple 4 32.8kB 2033kB 2000kB hfs boot boot 3 134MB 215GB 215GB hfs+ Untitled 2 215GB 220GB 5200MB linux-swap swap swap 5 220GB 250GB 30.0GB ext3 Ubuntu 6 250GB 290GB 40.0GB ext3 Debian Model: WDC WD64 00AACS-00G8B1 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 640GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: mac Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 512B 32.8kB 32.3kB Apple 2 32.8kB 61.4kB 28.7kB Macintosh 3 61.4kB 90.1kB 28.7kB Macintosh 4 90.1kB 119kB 28.7kB Macintosh 5 119kB 147kB 28.7kB Macintosh 6 147kB 410kB 262kB Macintosh 7 410kB 672kB 262kB Macintosh 8 672kB 934kB 262kB Patch Partition 10 135MB 587GB 587GB hfs+ Untitled
The drive I'm trying to get working is /dev/sda (an external firewire drive), /dev/hda is my primary (internal) drive but I notice fdisk and parted disagree on how many partitions that one has as well.
The output from parted agrees with what I see in gparted. However the output from fdisk -l still shows /dev/sda11 which the gui keeps offering to mount for me.
FYI here are the "intentional" partitions:
/dev/hda3 - My main OSX partition.
/dev/hda5 - My Ubuntu partition.
/dev/hda6 - My Debian partition.
/dev/hda"7,8" - What should be blank space, I left it just in case I want to try a third Linux distro .
/dev/sda10 - My OSX backup partition.
/dev/sda"11" - What should be blank space, where I'd created originally a FAT32 and then a HFS+ non-journalled partition, but currently have "nothing".