error Installing fc5:partion table unreadable

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gary4gar

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when i tried to install fc5. the anaconda installer said that my partions are unreadable & asked if i should erase whole hdd.
here is my outpu of "fdisk -l"
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root@ubuntu:~# fdisk -l
omitting empty partition (5)

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1        9729    78148161    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda2   *        2433        6080    29302528+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda5               1        1337    10739358    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6   *        1338        2383     8401963+  83  Linux
/dev/sda7            2384        2432      393561   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda8            6081        9729    29310561    b  W95 FAT32
i have a single 80gb sata hdd,msi-k8mm-v,amd athlon 64 3000+,256 ram(64mb for shared gfx).first i was using ubuntu 5.10 then tried 6.06. 5.10 worked great for me but 6.06 gave the same error like this one. so i suspect there is some thing wrong with the new sata drivers from via(via-kbmm-v chipset).so i dicided to do some R&D with it. tried installing windows xp with sp2 which has the sata drivers inbuilt.it too failed.now downlaod latest drivers(ver 5.30c) from via's site still noting. so tried installing older version drivers(Ver - 4.20a) and worked
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so i want any way that i can use older version of drivers.also from where should i get those drivers b'cos at via site only gfx drivers are available for fc5.i used ask method for installing

regards,
gary
 
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Pathik

Google Bot
are there ny unrepairable bad sectors in it.... use part. magic nd check the partitions for errors.....
 
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gary4gar

gary4gar

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^^^
well i don't think that can be true b'cos i got my hdd replaced from seagate just few days ago!
 

vignesh

Wise Old Owl
Thats because your partition`s end wrongly.. I had the same error once.. had to delete the partiton and create again
 

sknowonweb

Journeyman
Does creating linux partitions Inside the Windows partitions cause that , ie the linux cylinders 1338 to 2432 lies amidst the windows partition tables share
1-1337 windows
1338-2432 linux
2433 - 9729 windows .

I may be barking at the dark , but anyhow try placing the Linux partitions at the end , after win partitions.
 
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gary4gar

gary4gar

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well i did'nt u ppl talking about the cylinders things can u tell me what they are & what i should do now to able to install fc5
 

romeo_8693

"The RaCaLaNGeL"©
/dev/sda1 1 9729 78148161 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
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does this thing say the entire disk is extended partiton???if yes then i dont think u can install OS on an extended partition....u need a primary!!!
 
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gary4gar

gary4gar

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how to do that in anaconda?? or should i go for a partioning tools
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vignesh said:
Thats because your partition`s end wrongly.. I had the same error once.. had to delete the partiton and create again
which partions should i delete or should whole of my hdd??
 
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the partion record i got through "nortan partion magic 8"

Symantec PartitionInfo 8.0 -- Windows NT/2000 Version
Date Generated: 09/18/06 14:05:41
Copyright (c)1994-2004, Symantec Corporation
Permission is granted for this utility to be freely copied so long
as it is not modified in any way. All other rights are reserved.

Symantec, makers of Norton PartitionMagic(r), Drive Image(tm), and DriveCopy(tm), can be reached at:
Voice: 801-437-8900
Fax: 801-226-8941
Web site: http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/

General System Information:
Total Physical Memory (bytes): 200,785,920
Used Physical Memory: (bytes): 184,545,280
Maximum Page File Size: (bytes): 487,329,792
Current Page File Size: (bytes): 203,612,160



===========================================================================================================
Disk Geometry Information for Disk 1: 9729 Cylinders, 255 Heads, 63 Sectors/Track
System PartSect # Boot BCyl Head Sect FS ECyl Head Sect StartSect NumSects
===========================================================================================================
0 0 00 0 1 1 0F 1023 0 63 63 39,070,080
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
0 0 00 0 1 1 0F 2432 0 63 63 39070080
Info: Partition didn't end on cylinder boundary.
ucEndHead expected to be 254, not 0.
DISK1_VOL2 0 1 80 1023 1 1 0B 1023 254 63 39,070,143 58,605,057
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
0 1 80 2432 1 1 0B 6079 254 63 39070143 58605057
63 1 00 0 1 2 05 1023 254 63 64 21,478,841
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
63 1 00 0 1 2 05 1336 254 63 64 21478841
Info: Partition didn't begin on head boundary.
ucBeginSector expected to be 1, not 2.
64 0 00 0 3 1 07 1023 254 63 189 21,478,716
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
64 0 00 0 3 1 07 1336 254 63 189 21478716
Error #105: Partition didn't begin on head boundary.
ucBeginHead expected to be 0 or 1, not 3.
64 1 00 1023 0 1 05 1023 254 63 21,478,905 16,803,990
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
64 1 00 1337 0 1 05 2382 254 63 21478905 16803990
21,478,905 0 80 1023 1 1 83 1023 254 63 21,478,968 16,803,927
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
21478905 0 80 1337 1 1 83 2382 254 63 21478968 16803927
21,478,905 1 00 1023 0 1 05 1023 254 63 38,282,895 787,185
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
21478905 1 00 2383 0 1 05 2431 254 63 38282895 787185
SWAPSPACE2 38,282,895 0 00 1023 1 1 82 1023 254 63 38,282,958 787,122
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
38282895 0 00 2383 1 1 82 2431 254 63 38282958 787122
38,282,895 1 00 1023 0 1 05 1023 254 63 97,675,200 58,621,185
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
38282895 1 00 6080 0 1 05 9728 254 63 97675200 58621185
DISK1_VOL3 97,675,200 0 00 1023 1 1 0B 1023 254 63 97,675,263 58,621,122
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
97675200 0 00 6080 1 1 0B 9728 254 63 97675263 58621122



===========================================================================================================
Partition Information for Disk 1: 76,316.6 Megabytes
Volume PartType Status Size MB PartSect # StartSect TotalSects
===========================================================================================================
ExtendedX Pri 19,077.2 0 0 63 39,070,080
EPBR Log 0.0 None -- 63 63
EPBR Log 10,487.7 63 1 64 21,478,841
Warning #113: EPBR partition starting at 64 overlaps previous EPBR partition.
D: NTFS Log 10,487.7 64 0 189 21,478,716
Error #114: Logical starting at 189 is not one head away from EPBR.
EPBR Log 8,205.1 64 1 21,478,905 16,803,990
Linux Ext3 Log,Boot 8,205.0 21,478,905 0 21,478,968 16,803,927
EPBR Log 384.4 21,478,905 1 38,282,895 787,185
*:SWAPSPACE2 Linux Swap Log 384.3 38,282,895 0 38,282,958 787,122
C:DISK1_VOL2 FAT32 Pri,Boot 28,615.8 0 1 39,070,143 58,605,057
EPBR Log 28,623.6 38,282,895 1 97,675,200 58,621,185
Warning #113: EPBR partition starting at 97675200 overlaps extended partition.
Unallocated Pri 28,623.6 None -- 97,675,200 58,621,185
E:DISK1_VOL3 FAT32 Log 28,623.6 97,675,200 0 97,675,263 58,621,122
Error #113: Logical starting at 97675263 overlaps extended partition.


===========================================================================================================
Boot Record for drive D: (Drive: 1, Starting sector: 189, Type: NTFS)
===========================================================================================================
1. Jump: EB 52 90
2. OEM Name: NTFS
3. Bytes per Sector: 512
4. Sectors per Cluster: 8
5. Reserved Sectors: 0
6. Number of FATs: 0
7. Root Dir Entries: 0
8. Total Sectors: 0
9. Media Descriptor: 0xF8
10. Sectors per FAT: 0
11. Sectors per Track: 63 (0x3F)
12. Number of Heads: 255 (0xFF)
13. Hidden Sectors: 125 (0x7D)
14. Total Sectors (>32MB): 0 (0x0)
15. Unused: 0x80008000
16. Total NTFS Sectors: 21478715
17. MFT Start Cluster: 786432
18. MFT Mirror Start Clust: 1342419
19. Clusters per FRS: 246
20. Clusters per Index Blk: 1
21. Serial Number: 0xB894F76294F72214
22. Checksum: 0 (0x0)
23. Boot Signature: 0xAA55

===========================================================================================================
Boot Record for drive *: (Drive: 1, Starting sector: 21,478,968, Type: Ext3)
===========================================================================================================
Ext3 file system super block:
1. Inodes count: 1050400
2. Blocks count: 2100490
3. Reserved blocks count: 105024
4. Free blocks count: 973591
5. First data block: 0
6. Logical block size: 2
7. Logical fragment size: 2
8. Blocks/group: 32768
9. Fragments/group: 32768
10. Inodes/group: 16160
11. Mount time: 0x45073281
12. Last write time: 0x450735A5
13. Mount count: 22
14. Max. mount count: 30
15. Magic number: EF53
16. State: 0x0001
17. Error behavior: 0x0001
18. Minor revision level: 0
19. Last check time: 0x44F82F8E
20. Max. time bet. checks: 0
21. Creator oper. system: 0
22. Major revision level: 1
23. Reserved block def. UID:0x0000
24. Reserved block def. GID:0x0000

===========================================================================================================
Boot Record for drive C: (Drive: 1, Starting sector: 39,070,143, Type: FAT32)
===========================================================================================================
1. Jump: EB 58 90
2. OEM Name: MSWIN4.1
3. Bytes per Sector: 512
4. Sectors per Cluster: 32
5. Reserved Sectors: 32
6. Number of FAT's: 2
7. Reserved: 0x0000
8. Reserved: 0x0000
9. Media Descriptor: 0xF8
10. Sectors per FAT: 0
11. Sectors per Track: 63 (0x3F)
12. Number of Heads: 255 (0xFF)
13. Hidden Sectors: 39070143 (0x25429BF)
14. Big Total Sectors: 58605057 (0x37E3E01)
15. Big Sectors per FAT: 14301
16. Extended Flags: 0x0000
17. FS Version: 0
18. First Cluster of Root: 2 (0x2)
19. FS Info Sector: 0
20. Backup Boot Sector: 0
21. Reserved: 000000000000000000000000
22. Drive ID: 0x80
23. Reserved for NT: 0x00
24. Extended Boot Sig: 0x29
25. Serial Number: 0x708F5A22
26. Volume Name: DISK1_VOL2
27. File System Type: FAT32
28. Boot Signature: 0xAA55

===========================================================================================================
Boot Record for drive E: (Drive: 1, Starting sector: 97,675,263, Type: FAT32)
===========================================================================================================
1. Jump: EB FE 90
2. OEM Name: MSWIN4.1
3. Bytes per Sector: 512
4. Sectors per Cluster: 32
5. Reserved Sectors: 32
6. Number of FAT's: 2
7. Reserved: 0x0000
8. Reserved: 0x0000
9. Media Descriptor: 0xF8
10. Sectors per FAT: 0
11. Sectors per Track: 63 (0x3F)
12. Number of Heads: 255 (0xFF)
13. Hidden Sectors: 97675263 (0x5D267FF)
14. Big Total Sectors: 58621122 (0x37E7CC2)
15. Big Sectors per FAT: 14305
16. Extended Flags: 0x0000
17. FS Version: 0
18. First Cluster of Root: 2 (0x2)
19. FS Info Sector: 0
20. Backup Boot Sector: 0
21. Reserved: 000000000000000000000000
22. Drive ID: 0x80
23. Reserved for NT: 0x00
24. Extended Boot Sig: 0x29
25. Serial Number: 0x740DD728
26. Volume Name: DISK1_VOL3
27. File System Type: FAT32
28. Boot Signature: 0xAA55
 

vignesh

Wise Old Owl
Thats what the partions end on wrong boundry.. Try removing the partition that ends on a wrong boundry..

fdisk -l in Linux should tell you which doesn`t end properly
 
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gary4gar

gary4gar

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i already posted the output of "fisk -l" in the first post itself from a ubuntu 5.10 live cd by mounted all partions b'cos my linux partion is unable to boot
 

romeo_8693

"The RaCaLaNGeL"©
@vignesh
man as far as i can see his partition boundaries are proper.....if u still think they arent can u please elaborate?
@gary
i think u shud back up ur data and repartition it...make 2 primaries and rest exyended.
 
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gary4gar

gary4gar

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so i am planning this partions

c:windows xp(15gb)NTFS
d:linux+swaP(10gb)ext3
e:data 25gb(fat32)
f:data 25gb(fat32)



what u guys think???
 

mehulved

18 Till I Die............
IMO, if you are going to use linux extensively, give it 12-15GB too. You can reduce one of the data partitions to 20-23GB.
 
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gary4gar

gary4gar

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^^^
my mindset is to keep all system files+installed softwares on c&d drives so that when ever i need to swicth to another os there will be no data loss. what do u say??
 
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