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knopixx 3.6 install and partition probs
« on: October 01, 2004, 03:20:06 PM »
i have been going from distro to distro trying a few out, after my first failed attempt on freebsd, i've decied to give knoppix 3.6 a try on my hard drive. i have two hdd's, hda(200gb) with 150gb ntfs on hda1, and 50gb for linux on hda2..., on hdb1, i have a 6gb fat32. after my failed freebsd, my hda2 is messed up. when i run qtparted on knoppix its scans hdb fine, but give a critical error on hda and crashes the progam. when running knoppix-installer on root, under partioning part, it gives error that hda is read only, and i cant do anything. im not sure what to do. but i have important info on hda1 that i really cant loose, i still have the freebsd bootloader, but it only works for xp and it scares me a bit.

ve run windows98 fdisk, and the resultes dont match up:

partiton - format ------mbytes - ----usage
1 ---------- NTFS -------18925 ---------30%
2 --------- EXT-DOS --- 44461 --------70%


total disk space 63402


the ntfs partition shold be 150bg, not 19, if ext-dos is my messed up linux partition it shold be around 50, well 44 is close. but still

i also ran the fedora core installer, and it also gave back an error:

"Invaild Partition table on /dev/hda - wrong signature - 0"

that cant be good. i can reinstall windows if i must, but i have liek 20gb of stuff i really cant loose. unless anyone knows how it fix the partition table, or a way i can create anther partion just to store data then delete it later. i dunno....any suggestions?