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Subject: Re: Is my hard drive locked? Need help with Linux unlock
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2003-11-05


Honda wrote:
> If I try to use your geometry, fdisk creates a partition called
> /dev/sda1p1 and my partition disappears right after I do mkdosfs and the
> number of cylinders changes to 775 instead of 776.
>
> How do I make fdisk display its "probed" geometry?

I'm starting to believe that you run fdisk on /dev/sda1 instead of
/dev/sda. Can you confirm that you run fdisk with

# fdisk /dev/sda

and not

# fdisk /dev/sda1

?

Linus



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