Bug 56314 - Hard Disk Partition table is being erased by fdisk if Windows XP originally created it.
Summary: Hard Disk Partition table is being erased by fdisk if Windows XP originally c...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-15 14:54 UTC by Sven Stratemann
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-28 17:19:19 UTC
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Description Sven Stratemann 2001-11-15 14:54:42 UTC
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Description of problem:
If Windows XP is installed on one Partition of the HD you cannot install 
Redhat on another, fdisk cannot read out the partitions. If you try it the 
partition table is going to be destroyed and your whole HD is unreadable.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Win XP
2. Start Linux Installation
3. When you start fdisk you get a warning which must not be ignored!
4. If you ignore it, partitions are no more readable

Actual Results:  The system won't boot anymore, fdisk shows an empty 

Expected Results:  fdisk should show your partitions, if Windows 2000 is 
used it works.

Additional info:

Windows XP does not use the same coding of the partitiontable as Windows 
2000, even if it seems to.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 06:40:35 UTC
fdisk is in util-linux, so this is a util-linux bug and not a lilo bug

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2002-06-24 13:20:13 UTC
What is this warning?

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