Hello to all.
I have a Dell inspiron E1505 running both fc6 and f9 systems.
After attempting to install @V$I#S&T*A (sorry about this, i make too many typing errors
) to try out a new tv express card which isn't yet supported on linux a problem appeared in gparted.
Even though everything is working as it should my hdd seams completely empty with no partitions what so ever under both fc6 and f9.
Same thing with gparted run under Fedora 9 LiveCD.
Only with gparted livecd the hdd is seen as is.
fdisk -l under fc6 gives:
Disk /dev/sda: 118.5 GB, 118526284800 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14410 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 25 200781 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 26 50 200812+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 51 75 200812+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 76 14593 116615835 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 2599 6577 31961317+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 6578 9188 20972826 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda7 9189 11799 20972826 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda8 14333 14593 2096451 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda9 12636 14332 13631121 83 Linux
/dev/sda10 12623 12635 104391 83 Linux
There are three linux boot partitions (sda1, sda2, sda3) and an extended partition (sda4).
The extended contains a common data partition (sda5), fc6 (sda7) and f9 (sda6). Don't bother about the rest, i created them after the problem appeared.
Also during boot i get several error lines like the following :
buffer I/O error on device sda8, Logical block xxxx
I checked the integrity of the hdd and seams fine.
I noticed though in gparted under fc6 that :
Under gparted LiveCD, gparted shows:
So i can only imagine something happened to the disk label.
Is there a way of fixing this without setting a new label which will delete everything.