on boot, access beyond end of device

Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED m_d_berger_1900 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 25 22:45:23 UTC 2008

On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:07:20 -0700, Phil Meyer wrote:

> compare the numbers between:
> # cat /proc/partitions
> and the first column of:
> # df
> What might have happened long long ago and far far away, is that fdisk
> incorrectly calculated the partition size.  It has been known to do
> that.
> Allot of the brand new Nokia N810s are shipping with this problem, due
> to the manufacturer copying the disk image of a slightly different model
> disk to the current one.
> If the partition sizes between those two commands do not match, then you
> are at a trouble spot.  You should not add any more data to that drive.
> The symptoms described match exactly the symptoms of filling up a drive
> with invalid partition sizes.  It can work for years, as long as you
> don't go above a certain percentage used, depending upon the size of the
> error.
> I would recommend, if they do not match, that you backup, wipe,
> repartition, mkfs, boot from rescue and check again, and if ok restore.

Indeed they do not match.  I'll take the opportunity to upgrade to FC8.


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