Re: [OFFTOPIC] 2.6.4v SFS instead of NTFS mp

From: Anton Altaparmakov
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 15:42:11 EST

On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 fabian.frederick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Using vanilla 2.6.4 with ntfs module, when fdisk /dev/hdb which is
> some 80Gb multi-partionned ntfs, it appears as mono-block SFS ...
> Strange behaviour !?
> PS : Please reply ; not subscribed to lkml.

Normal behaviour. The disk in question is a dynamic disk as created by
Windows 2k/xp or later. You need to compile in windows dynamic disk (LDM)
support into your kernel and then your disk's partitions will be
recognised properly. Note AFAIK there are no tools in existence for Linux
that will allow you to modify the dynamic disk partition layout.

Best regards,

Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
Unix Support, Computing Service, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QH, UK
Linux NTFS maintainer / IRC: #ntfs on
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