Topic: SOLVED - Volume size is bigger than device size
I used Parted Magic 4.2 to shrink the ntfs partition to make room for Linux Mint 8 on the new partition
sda2. Linux Mint 8 is installed and working on sba 2, but Windows XP on sda 1 is not available. The message is the familiar “volume size is bigger than device size”.
Here is the output of the two commands that you asked of others with this problem.
cindy@cindy-desktop ~ $ sudo fdisk -l -u
[sudo] password for cindy:
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa304a304
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 63 125580104 62790021 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 125580105 154240064 14329980 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 154240065 156296384 1028160 82 Linux swap / Solaris
cindy@cindy-desktop ~ $ sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print
Model: ATA ST380012A (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 156301488s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 63s 125580104s 125580042s primary ntfs boot
2 125580105s 154240064s 28659960s primary ext3
3 154240065s 156296384s 2056320s primary linux-swap(v1)
You can find the uploaded mbr and pbr as follows:
I'm using Linux Mint 8 which is installed on sda2. I installed Linux Mint 8 after resizing to make room for it, therefore, Windows XP on sda 1 was not found and the computer boots directly into LM8. What do you think about reinstalling Linux Mint after we find sda1 so it will dual boot?
Thanks in advance for your efforts in attempting to solve this problem.