SATA: "unknown partition table" error, fdisk can't fix, works in 2.6.13

Timur Tabi timur at
Sat Sep 30 06:29:58 EST 2006

Chris Boot wrote:
> Timur,
> fdisk manipulates DOS-style partition maps. Have you compiled these into 
> your latest kernel? You don't actually have any errors in the below 
> messages, other than the partition map being unreadable...

Yes, that was it!  Thank you very much.  All I had to do was select "PC BIOS (MSDOS partition tables) support" configuration option, and that was it.

Timur Tabi
Linux Kernel Developer @ Freescale

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