formatting an e-book
zephod at cfl.rr.com
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
/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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