Topic: "The second NTFS boot sector is unwritable" on non-boot partition
Let me say that gparted is great. I spent so long trying to find something to resize partitions on our Compaq proliant ML330 server, and nothing (like partition magic or disk director) would work with win2k server. Even the Knoppix live CD did not work - qtparted got an error when mounting the drive and fdisk saw all the partitions as unknown types with ? as the boot flag.
I guess compaq set the system up in an odd way with a 40mb FAT partition, followed by a 3gb NTFS boot partition, a 9gb data partition, a 3gb "extra server" partition, and 3gb of unpartitioned space.
gparted worked great and showed all these things correctly. I first resized the third partition (3gb) into the unpartitioned space after it, making it 5.91gb. However, every time I run chkdsk on boot, it gets the error "The second NTFS boot sector is unwritable". This is on the THIRD partition, non-bootable, so I wonder why it even has a boot sector? Maybe this is this a bug with gparted assigning a boot sector to a non-boot partition? Other than that error, which I've had come up with 4 chkdsks (so it isn't being repaired), the partition seems to be fine.
I'm using the latest LiveCD downloaded two days ago, btw.
I then deleted the 9gb data partition (our data is on a mirrored SATA array now) and used gparted to resize the 3gb boot partition into the 9gb space, making it 12.7gb. chkdsk reports no problems on this partition and windows works fine.
Any ideas? Either way, thanks for the great work!