error Installing fc5:partion table unreadable

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  1. 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 [​IMG]

    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

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    are there ny unrepairable bad sectors in it.... use part. magic nd check the partitions for errors.....
     
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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!
     
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    Thats because your partition`s end wrongly.. I had the same error once.. had to delete the partiton and create again
     
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    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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    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
     
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    /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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    how to do that in anaconda?? or should i go for a partioning tools
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    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"

     
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    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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    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
     
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    @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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    ^^^
    what is i make it all primary as i am planning only four partions??
     
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    That seems like a good plan . Move on Pal .
     
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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???
     
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    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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    ^^^
    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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