Partition table entries are not in disk order

blind Pete 0123peter at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 00:04:11 UTC 2015


Bob wrote:

> ** Reply to message from thufir <hawat.thufir at gmail.com> on Tue, 3 Feb
> 2015 03:10:22 +0000 (UTC)
> 
>> I have:
>> 
>> 
>> thufir at doge:~$
>> thufir at doge:~$ sudo parted -l
>> Model: ATA ST500DM002-1BD14 (scsi)
>> Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
>> Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
>> Partition Table: msdos
>> Disk Flags:
>> 
>> Number  Start   End    Size    Type     File system     Flags
>>  3      1049kB  375GB  375GB   primary  ext4
>>  2      375GB   475GB  100GB   primary  ext4            boot
>>  1      475GB   500GB  25.0GB  primary  linux-swap(v1)
>> 
>> 
>> Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system).  /
>> dev/sr0
>> has been opened read-only.
>> Error: /dev/sr0: unrecognised disk label
>> Model: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222AL (scsi)
>> Disk /dev/sr0: 763MB
>> Sector size (logical/physical): 2048B/2048B
>> Partition Table: unknown
>> Disk Flags:
>> 
>> thufir at doge:~$
>> thufir at doge:~$ sudo fdisk -l
>> 
>> Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
>> Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
>> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
>> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
>> Disklabel type: dos
>> Disk identifier: 0x1f3b4b3e
>> 
>> Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
>> /dev/sda1       927944704 976771071  48826368  23.3G 82 Linux swap /
>> Solaris
>> /dev/sda2  *    732633088 927944703 195311616  93.1G 83 Linux
>> /dev/sda3            2048 732633087 732631040 349.4G 83 Linux
>> 
>> Partition table entries are not in disk order.
>> thufir at doge:~$
>> 
>> 
>> How can rename the entries so that they're in disc order.
> 
> From my experience you can not.  gparted assigns partition numbers in the
> order
> you define them even if they are backwards.  The main reason I have
> decided to use another program to partition disk drives.
> 
> I do not think the error message has anything to do with the way
> partitions are
> defined on your disk.  I have one system running Ubuntu with the
> partitions linked out of order without problems.

It is possible to renumber (not rename) partitions, but I recommend 
against it.  If there is anything that looks for /dev/sda1 and finds 
/dev/sda3 it will stop working.  

It is just a warning message, not an error message.  


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blind Pete
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