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    Incorrect Partition Table compared to GParted data

    I had a major crash on my Ubuntu 9.04 system due to a battery failure at startup, half way through loading Linux.

    I was prompted to run fsck a couple of times on re-start, with power supply connected, which, on completion enabled me to boot the system. However a large number of my programs would not run.

    I decided to restore a old 40MB backup image to my current 250MB drive (GParted could resize the Partition later), but to my horror this failed with a file error. Despite this I was able to boot the system, presumably, as so little data had been written from the backup image.

    I re-installed the non-working programs and in summary the system now appears to work normally .... HOWEVER ...

    The HARDINFO Hardware Report shows a 40MB disk size.

    GParted shows a 200MB+ Partiton with far more data content than I know to be true, (should be about 70MB in total).

    df shows circa 40GB with free space of 18GB, which is the same as the free space shown on the 250GB GParted list.

    What is going on ? Can anyone tell me how to correct this situation without having to re-install UBUNTU as clearly
    my image backup is a failure !

    I have posted images of relevant details below (CLICK them to see larger) ....

    Hardinfo Report.jpg
    gParted.jpg
    pt list.jpg
    df list.jpg

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    Re: Incorrect Partition Table compared to GParted data

    Post the output of:

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    You are using 9.04 which reached its 'end of life' [eol] on 23 October 2010. See Here.
    Any special reason for this?
    If I may suggest INSTALL latest Ubuntu which is 13.10. Backup all your Important DATA and Install latest Ubuntu.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."

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    Re: Incorrect Partition Table compared to GParted data

    Thanks for reply ... 9.04 up to now has been extremely stable for my aging Dell Laptop !
    latest 13.10 and Mint etc will not load due to laptop not supporting PAE (Physical Adress Extension) for more than 2GB.

    See below fdisk -l output

    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x41ab2316

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 29003 232966112+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 29004 30401 11229435 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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    Re: Incorrect Partition Table compared to GParted data

    Here's more info about solving the PAE problem. You could also try Bodhi mentioned in my signature.

    As posted above a fresh install is recommended.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Incorrect Partition Table compared to GParted data

    Thanks morgaes for the info.
    Question ... if I modify only the /proc/cpuinfo on my existing 9.04 system will I be able to test Live Distros for current releases, which I cannot at the moment ?

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    Re: Incorrect Partition Table compared to GParted data

    A live boot does not respond to any settings in the operative system on the hard disk.

    In stead of a live boot you could run
    Code:
    sudo lshw -sanitize > lshw.txt
    and post lshw.txt in CODE tags. This will tell us how well your hardware works with the latest releases.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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