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Date:  Mon, 11 Dec 2006 14:45:32 -0600
From:  "Gerald Waugh" <gwaugh (at mark) frontstreetnetworks.com>
Subject:  [coba-e:08151] Re: bad partitions?
To:  <coba-e (at mark) bluequartz.org>
Message-Id:  <0a2a01c71d65$6dbbe000$0301a8c0@Jerrycp>
In-Reply-To:  <6.2.5.6.0.20061211131951.01ff1db8 (at mark) pdcweb.net>
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> My dev BQ box has had RAID problems for a long time now. It will not 
> rebuild the array and if I plug the main (still working) drive into a 
> windows box and look at the partitions with partition magic, 
> I only get errors.
> 
> this is the partition table from by good BQ box:
> 
> Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> 
>     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sda1   *           1          13      104391   fd  Linux 
> raid autodetect
> /dev/sda2              14         796     6289447+  fd  Linux 
> raid autodetect
> /dev/sda3             797         927     1052257+  fd  Linux 
> raid autodetect
> /dev/sda4             928       14593   109772145    5  Extended
> /dev/sda5             928       14593   109772113+  fd  Linux 
> raid autodetect
> 
> 
> This is what is on the BAD Box:
> 
> Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> 
>     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sda1   *           1          13      104391   fd  Linux 
> raid autodetect
> /dev/sda2              14         796     6289447+  fd  Linux 
> raid autodetect
> /dev/sda3             797        1057     2096482+  fd  Linux 
> raid autodetect
> /dev/sda4            1058       19457   147798000    5  Extended
> /dev/sda5            1058        1188     1052226   fd  Linux 
> raid autodetect
> /dev/sda6            1189        1319     1052226   fd  Linux 
> raid autodetect
> /dev/sda7            1320       19457   145693453+  fd  Linux 
> raid autodetect
> 
> 
> Any suggestions as to how to fix this without reformatting the drives 
> and starting over?

You said you had RAID running on the box.
I would remove the bad drive.
Delete all the partitions
Maybe run the MFG diagnostics on it.
Reinstall it and see if RAID won't mirror it.

Gerald