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Re: latest current fails to mount root

On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 13:19:11 -0400 (EDT)
der Mouse <mouse%Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA@localhost> wrote:

> > If he's seeing what I saw, he'd better not try to use the disk -- I
> > ended up scrambling my disk so badly I had use the Lenovo restore
> > CDs, which wipe everything from the fdisk partition on up.
> > In other words, the problem was that it really couldn't see most of
> > the disk, so it scribbled in bad places...
> Well, I wouldn't expect it to actually try to access the space between
> the end of the unit and the end of the partition; that should draw an
> error from the driver without touching the hardware.  But it should
> let me at the disk up to the smaller of the two sizes.
I do not pretend to understand the precise failure mode, especially
since my longest -- and most damaging -- test was done either in
sysinst or via a LiveCD.

                --Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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