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Partition Magic Chokes on my Partitions


Here's the problem: I have a triple boot system on this laptop - Win XP Pro, Fedora Core 2, and Sun's Java Desktop System (SuSE based). Here's the output of the fdisk -l command:

  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1 1 3335 26785048+ 7 HPFS/NTFS Windows XP, NTFS /dev/hda2 3335 4864 12285000 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) Extended, containing hda5,6,7,8 /dev/hda5 3335 4100 6146248+ 83 Linux Fedora Core 2 / ext3 /dev/hda6 4100 4228 1028128+ 82 Linux swap Fedora Core 2 swap /dev/hda7 * 4228 4789 4505728+ 83 Linux Sun JDS / reiserfs /dev/hda8 4789 4864 604768+ 82 Linux swap Sun JDS swap

Al the partitions except the NTFS one were created in Partition Magic. I was trying to use Partition Magic to decrease the size of the NTFS partition, then increase the size of the extended partition and use the freed up space for an additional Linux partition. But when I start Partition Magic (it hasn't been run since the 2 Linux systems were installed) it spits out a bunch of complaints about the partition table. It offers to fix them but I'm afraid that would do something bad to the Linux systems.

What could the Linux install programs have done to the partition table that offends Partition Magic?


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