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Mieszko
hi guys (and girls) !

i need some help, i've got a c3k and i want to bring it back to the factory settings (is from scratch the correct definition ?)
so, i launch my Z with the key combo D & B, i've got a minishell and i'm able to launch fdisk.
i've deleted all the partition (fdisk then p, then d followed by the partition number etc etc) and quit with w in order to save modification.
an fdisk -l /dev/hda says :
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#fdisk -l /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 4095 MB, 4095737856 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7936 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

   Device Boot    Start           End      Blocks     Id    System


then i want to recreate the new partitions as the Trisoft's readme says (in the SLC3000SYSPART.zip archive avaible on the trisoft.de website. The readme explain the partition plan as :
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Contents of the system-partitions for the SL-C3000
TRIsoft / Marc Stephan / April 11th, 2006

Use the information in this document at your own risk.
TRIsoft is not liable for any damages that may result from
these informations.


SL-C3000 HDD-Partition table:
/dev/hda1  Start 1  End 204  Blocks 102784+  id 83 System Linux
/dev/hda2  Start 205 End 1020  Blocks 411264  id 83 System Linux
/dev/hda3  Start 1021 End 7936 Blocks 3485664 id c System Win95 FAT32 (LBA)


Note:
While using the fdisk on the Zaurus, double check that you set the
correct parameters for the drive. They have to be:
16 heads / 63 sectors/track / 7936 cylinders

Format the partitions with:
mke2fs -j /dev/hda1
mke2fs -j /dev/hda2
mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/hda3


/hda1 is a 97.2 MB partition containing the "Rom".
/hda2 is a 388.9 MB partition containing your "normal" filesystem.

The contents of /hda2 will be restored from the information in /hda1 if you
perform a factory reset (the thingy with the "OK"+PwrOn menu).

but when i want to create my first partition fdsik ask me :
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Command action
   e   extended
   p   primary partition (1-4)

i don't know which choise i need to apply. E or P ??

Thanks for your help !!
i think that i'm coming back with a lot of another question (if i don't find information in the many threads ...)

ps: excuse me for my poor english (i'm french), if you can make soft answers, it would be appreciate wink.gif laugh.gif
bam
p, your english is just fine, better than most smile.gif
Mieszko
Thx Bam for your funny answer tongue.gif i try to communicate by the best way i can wink.gif

i'm back, always with the same issue, but a little bit different.
now my fdisk says :
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#fdisk -l /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 4095 MB, 4095737856 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7936 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

  Device Boot    Start           End      Blocks     Id    System
/dev/hda1               1           204       102784+ 83   Linux
/dev/hda2            205          1020      411264   83   Linux
/dev/hda3               1           1          0              0   Empty
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/hda4           7936         7936      504        83   Linux

normally /dev/hda3 will not be this kind of partition, so i type d in fdisk to delete but, i've got a strange error message in fdisk
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Warning partition 3 has empty type

so i want to set a type to this partition but, is the type of the partition is the same of the id ? can i assigne a 83 id to the /dev/hda3 and then delete the partition ?
type = id ? edit => ok, type is the id.

when i want to assign id 83 to /dev/hda3, i've got this error message
Partition 3 does not exist yet !

it's strange if the /dev/hda3 doesn't exist but i can see it in the table of partition (with the p option)
anyone has an idea ?

Thx for your help to a Z and fdisk newbie wink.gif
ced
Voila --> RTFM
TRIsoft
Hi Mieszko,

instead of RTFM for the next hours, here's the trick:

Create the partitions backwards. Start with #3, then #2 and #1.

We're still discussing if fdisk is just buggy or trying to be funny rolleyes.gif

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
(Voting for buggy laugh.gif )
Mieszko
QUOTE(TRIsoft @ May 22 2006, 01:52 PM)
Hi Mieszko,

instead of RTFM for the next hours, here's the trick:

Create the partitions backwards. Start with #3, then #2 and #1.

We're still discussing if fdisk is just buggy or trying to be funny  rolleyes.gif

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
(Voting for buggy  laugh.gif )
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thank you Marc !!
my 3 partitions are okay with your trick !! but, i still have a 4th partition /dev/hda4 and i can't delete it (the same error message : warning : partition 4 has empty type)
when i create my 3 partitions, i've choose the p option (primary partition (1-4))
i'm going to read the manual this night, at home wink.gif

Thx again for your help guys !!
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