Topic: having problems with booting into NTFS partitions - Bug 601574
Hi I Decided to format and move an EISA partition, first located at the start of the hard drive, to the end of my hard drive to add it to an NTFS partition.
I used GParted V 0.5.2-9
I got the known error (partition being bigger then the size its supposed to be) and cant boot into vista anymore.
I Installed Ubuntu (where I'm posting from) on a 7GB partition that i reserved for my windows PageFile.
Also I don't know if this is relevant or not, but I mounted my partitions with ntfs-3g.
I tried to use the Tutorial of greegthegreek, but I got stuck at a point, which I'll explain later in this post.
I'm assuming that 2 of my NTFS Partitions are not accessible anymore, since I moved the partition from start to end (C: System, D: Data) I know I can't boot to C: anymore.
this is what I got from
[fdisk -l -u]
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0xd372d8f2 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 63 14683409 7341673+ 5 Extended /dev/sda2 * 14683410 316769669 151043130 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda3 316769670 625137344 154183837+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda5 126 14683409 7341642 83 Linux
[parted /dev/sda/ unit s print]
Model: ATA WDC WD3200BEVT-2 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 625142448s Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 63s 14683409s 14683347s extended 5 126s 14683409s 14683284s logical ext4 2 14683410s 316769669s 302086260s primary ntfs boot 3 316769670s 625137344s 308367675s primary ntfs
when I tried to use the tutorial, I hexed the partition and get only numbers (instead of mixed characters) and 8 of them instead of 7 which leaves me to question where the 0 goes in the 2 characters position
root@amplitude-laptop:~# echo "obase=16;302086259"|bc 12017873
Thanks in advance,