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Re: De-activate a swap partition - I don't believe it!

On Sunday 19 March 2006 22:20, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Sunday 19 March 2006 21:11, Jeff Vian wrote:
> > You might try fdisk to do the partitioning instead of gparted.  That may
> > be the problem.
> > fdisk -l only reports the partition table it sees. If nothing it
> > recognizes is there it cannot report it.
> >
> > Sometimes the kernel sees one partition table, and when changes are made
> > it *requires* a reboot to see the new table.  Sometimes it sees the
> > change without a reboot.  I have not really figured out the differences,
> > but I do know that after a reboot it will see the current table
> > correctly.
> >
> > I tend to stick with the tried and true command line tools because of
> > proven reliability.
> I was going to do that, but the more I read and the less sure I felt. 
> "There are several *fdisk programs around.  Each has its problems and
> strengths. Try them in the order parted, fdisk, sfdisk."  Three lots of man
> pages, and by the end I was thoroughly confused.
> Rebooting didn't help.  During bootup it reported
> I/O error on device hdb, logical block 0.
Last word for tonight -

[root borg ~]# fdisk hdb

Unable to open hdb


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