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



On Sun, 2006-03-19 at 22:47 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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
> 
that should be "fdisk /dev/hdb".  It should work then.



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