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On Sunday 08 April 2007 15:53:32 dustin@... wrote:
> So long as you don't restart, just running 'fdisk' and resetting the
> type should do the trick. The kernel won't recognize the change
> immediately, but that's ok -- it will be written to disk (for better or
> worse, this is exactly what grub's doing). So you should be able to
> test this without having to restart.
In fact that didn't work at all well. At the time I was running fdisk it did
appear to be doing as expected, but this morning when I came to start the
system, grub's character set had been corrupted (or a pointer to it). I got
just "GRUB " followed by half a line of graphics characters. So clearly,
rather more than just the partition-type field is being overwritten.
I had to boot a CD, delete then re-create /dev/hda1, chroot to the installed
system and run grub again to reinstall itself, just as I had been doing.
Before raising a bug report, I'm going to recompile the entire system
with -O2 in place of the -Os that I have at the moment. I can't see how
that could be causing this problem, but I want to be sure.
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