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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2002 3:31 am    Post subject: create partition fails Reply with quote

fdisk does not create new partitions...I get this error...how can I fix ?

Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2002 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you are in fdisk, what does the 'p' option display for the partition table?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2002 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing ... there are no partitions on the drive
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2002 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any data on the disk? You may want to take a look at the 'v' (verify) and 'o' (create a new empty DOS partition table) options. Of course, don't do the 'o' if you have data on it that you want.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2002 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you typing on the command line to run fdisk?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2002 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Command (m for help): v
8418815 unallocated sectors

I downloaded parted which worked....wierd
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