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Soo.. I decided to install Fedora the other night and OOooooh mumma am I having fun. Dual boot with Winxp, same drive, XP uses 2 partitions (one boot, one OS). ...
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    Fedora 3/winXP corrupted partition tables


    Soo.. I decided to install Fedora the other night and OOooooh mumma am I having fun. Dual boot with Winxp, same drive, XP uses 2 partitions (one boot, one OS).

    The first attempt went reasonably well up to the part where DD wouldn't let me create a swap, I had run out of primary partions and there was no extended partition to create a logical drive in (if DD even allows that??) so I got the thing going with no swap, and it was horribly slow. I figured it was the swap blunder, and started over. (In fact it was not the swap blunder, but some network issues I am pursuing elsewhere that may or may not include issues with IPV6 and tcp windows scaling etc).

    The second attempt I got into XP and pulled out partition magic 8. I had an unused 50MB /boot for linux, a C: boot for windows (100MB), a 500MB unused SWAP for linux, an 8gig or so / for linux, and a 40gig or so windows OS partition. All was well, I blew away the partitions I did create with linux, did some resizing and came up with:

    C: windows boot, big logical with a D: windows OS and room for a linux swap and /).

    Back into linux.. created the 2 linux partitions, installed grub on the / partition, copied my linux.img over to windows and set up boot.ini for the bootloader (as per instructions on several pages), booted up linux and shazam.. no problemo. Things still dog slow (see earlier mention of unrelated network problems). Ok.. so far so good, but due to the wierdness I have to boot into windows to surf around looking for fixes.

    Decided to run partition magic to see my handiwork and it said it was invalid HOLY MOLY here's what it showed in windows disk management:



    Code:
    ===========================================================================================================
    Partition Information for Disk 1:    58,643.5 Megabytes
    Volume         PartType    Status    Size MB    PartSect  #   StartSect  TotalSects
    ===========================================================================================================
    C:             NTFS        Pri,Boot    329.4           0  0          63     674,667
                   ExtendedX   Pri      58,314.1           0  1     674,730 119,427,210
                   EPBR        Log           0.0        None --     674,730          63
                   EPBR        Log       9,154.2     674,730  0     674,731  18,747,854 
    Warning #113: EPBR partition starting at 674731 overlaps previous EPBR partition.					
                   Linux Ext3  Log       9,154.2     674,731  0     674,856  18,747,729
    Info: Logical starting at 674856 is not one head away from EPBR.
                   EPBR        Log         509.9     674,731  1  19,422,585   1,044,225
    *:SWAPSPACE2   Linux Swap  Log         509.8  19,422,585  0  19,422,648   1,044,162
                   Unallocated Log           7.8        None --  20,466,810      16,065
    Error #113: Primary partition starting at 20482938 overlaps previous partition.
    D:             NTFS        Pri      48,642.1           0  2  20,482,938  99,619,002
    Yikes.. it offered to resize automaticall and I decided to let it try, it now came up as INVALID. But disk management now showed:



    Code:
    ===========================================================================================================
    Partition Information for Disk 1:    58,643.5 Megabytes
    Volume         PartType    Status    Size MB    PartSect  #   StartSect  TotalSects
    ===========================================================================================================
    C:             NTFS        Pri,Boot    329.4           0  0          63     674,667
                   ExtendedX   Pri       9,672.0           0  1     674,730  19,808,208
                   EPBR        Log           0.0        None --     674,730          63
    Warning #113: EPBR partition starting at 674731 overlaps previous EPBR partition.
                   EPBR        Log       9,154.2     674,730  1     674,731  18,747,854 
    Info: Logical starting at 674856 is not one head away from EPBR.
                   Linux Ext3  Log       9,154.2     674,731  0     674,856  18,747,729 
                   EPBR        Log         509.9     674,731  1  19,422,585   1,044,225
    *:SWAPSPACE2   Linux Swap  Log         509.8  19,422,585  0  19,422,648   1,044,162
                   Unallocated Log           7.8        None --  20,466,810      16,065
    D:             NTFS        Pri      48,642.1           0  2  20,482,938  99,619,002
    Hey not shabby, much closer to what I thought should be there. I ran partition magic with an 'ignore partition errors' flag /IPE and it currently shows (although it considers this invalid):



    Despite all this manipulation it still boots both OS's fine from the windows bootloader. I am at a loss as to how to get rid of some of the wierdness with the EBPR entries that is obviously confusing things!

    Any tips would be great!

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    ps forgot to include, I ran findpart and it shows the following:

    Code:
    D:\Documents and Settings\Chad\Desktop\fpart463>findpart all
    
    Findpart, version 4.63 - for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.
    Copyright Svend Olaf Mikkelsen, 1999-2005.
    
    OS:  Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2     All
    
    Disk: 1   Cylinders: 7476   Heads: 255   Sectors: 63   MB: 58643
    
    -PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS  CHS
        0 - 07       63   674667   329    0   1  1   41 254 63 B    OK
        0 - 83   674730 17398395  8495   42   0  1 1124 254 63 B5 3 OK
       42 2 05        1 18747854  9154   42   0  2 1208*254 63 42   OK
     1209 1 82       63  1044162   509 1209*  1  1 1273*254 63      OK
        0 - 07       63 20482812 10001    0   1  1 1274 254 63 BU   OK
     1275 1 07       63 99619002 48642 1275*  1  1 7475*254 63 OK   OK
     1275 - 07       63 99602937 48634 1275   1  1 7474 254 63 BU   OK
    
    -----FAT CHS -Size Cl --Root -Good -Rep. Maybe --Bad YYMMDD DataMB
     1086   1 33   Second FAT not found.
    
    Partitions according to partition tables on first harddisk:
    
    -PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS  CHS
        0 1*07       63   674667   329    0   1  1   41 254 63 OK   OK
        0 2 0F   674730 19808208  9671   42   0  1 1275*  0 63      OK
        0 3 07 20482938 99619002 48642 1275*  1  1 7475*254 63 NB   OK
    
       42 2 05        1 18747854  9154   42   0  2 1208*254 63      OK
    
       42+1 83      125 18747729  9154   42   2  1 1208*254 63 OK 3 OK
       42+2 05 18747855  1044225   509 1209*  0  1 1273*254 63      OK
    
     1209 1 82       63  1044162   509 1209*  1  1 1273*254 63      OK
    
    Disk: 2   Cylinders: 14593   Heads: 255   Sectors: 63   MB: 114470
    
    --PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS  CHS
         0 - 07       63234420417114463     0   1  1 14591 254 63 B    OK
    
    No FATs found.
    
    Partitions according to partition tables on second harddisk:
    
    --PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS  CHS
         0 1*07       63234420417114463     0   1  1 14591*254 63 OK   OK

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    Anybody here know how to fix this?

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