[Novalug] 64-bit ubuntu and LVM
Paul W. Frields
stickster at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 10:57:02 EDT 2009
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:31:52AM -0400, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> Damn Dell's "MediaDirect" (DDMD). Screwed up my laptop again.
> For those who don't know DDMD, it is a second, small, power
> button that skips the MBR on the disk and quickly boots a
> specific, tiny, partition with just enough Windows OS to
> watch DVD's and maybe do other things.
> It seemed to work as supplied by Dell with just Windows XP,
> but ever since remaking it into a linux and dual boot
> system, pressing that button always screws things up and
> makes the system unbootable into anything.
> It happend again when I fumble fingered the wrong button.
> Two partitions (according to fdisk) have the same cylinder
> start/end. Gparted from a live cd says no partitions.
> Deleting one of the duplicate changes all the fdisk
> partition numbers and grub is lost and gparted still
> doesn't like the disk.
Known problem -- I encountered this on my XPS M1330 and blogged about
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
gpg fingerprint: 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233 5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
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