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Re: fdisk: wrong system type



On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 10:49:58PM +0200, cd1 wrote:
> I recently modified a partition (replacing W95-FAT32 by a Linux) using fdisk.
> I was able to format it (filesystem ext3) and can mount it without any 
> problem as a Linux partition. 
> But fdisk still display it on the previous system type (see hereafter).

The partition table (what's displayed by fdisk) doesn't actually have a clue
what's on the partition -- what it thinks is completely independent of
reality. You can change it with fdisk -- use the "l" command to list
possible partition types, and "t" to change. ("83" is what you want.)

You probably can even do this on a live system without losing data. But, um,
don't hold me to that.

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