formatting an e-book

Steve zephod at
Fri Jul 4 16:19:08 UTC 2008

I just bought a 1TB My Book external HD with the idea of using it to back up both my Fedora box and my wife's Vista laptop. I was going to partition half of it as NTFS and the other half ext3. The documentation says that it comes preformatted with a single FAT32 partition but this looks strange to me

# mount
/dev/sdc1 on /media/My Book type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=lower,uid=500)

# fdisk -l /dev/sdc1
Disk /dev/sdc1: 1000.2 GB, 1000202241024 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121600 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xxxxxxxxxx

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1p1   ?      119512      153402   272218546+  20  Unknown
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdc1p2   ?       82801      116350   269488144   6b  Unknown
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdc1p3   ?       33551      120595   699181456   53  OnTrack DM6 Aux3
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdc1p4   *       86812       86813       10668+  49  Unknown
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Anybody else had any experience with one if these?


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