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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Need to move space between Windows and Ubuntu.

    HI there.
    As the very first thing you must back up your data. Change of partitions are not guaranteed to avoid loss of data. That is a must.
    Then you start with minimizing your partition with too...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bad magic number in superblock

    Many thanks to sudodus.
    That doesn't help either. I think I have spent enough time on the HD, after all it doesn't contain any data, so I will abandon ship.
    But I have learned a lot
    Also thanks...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bad magic number in superblock

    Afterthought:
    Maybe I could clone another disk with the dd command?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bad magic number in superblock

    After zeroing I get the same result:
    I am asked to create a partition table, but that does not give any result.
    What now?
    Regards
    Eigil...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bad magic number in superblock

    Thx a lot.
    Presently I am making a backup on another drive, but I have a question of a more general nature, referring to tour recommendations
    I have tried to find blkid at no avail.
    How do I find...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bad magic number in superblock

    OK, here goes:
    eigil@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu

    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 =...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bad magic number in superblock

    Should read it is late here...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bad magic number in superblock

    Thx, much obliged.
    It is late here in Denmark, i will run to-morrow and post the answers. I had nearly abandoned th HD, but is still interested to save it. I have a small reader, that originally was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bad magic number in superblock

    Hi sudodus.
    Tahnk you for your reply, sorry for the delay.
    gparted will not let me make a partition.
    When I try I get a warning. I am prompted to make a partition table first, when trying to do...
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    [ubuntu] Bad magic number in superblock

    Hi, I am new to this forum.
    I have tried to format a 2,5 inch IDE HD that stems from a satellite receiver. It is rated as 160 GB but shows up as 137 GB.
    I have tried Parted Magic, but it wont allow...
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