strange with fdask -l

hi

i am new to open SUSE 11.1.can anyone help me to figure it out?


linux-w0sv:~/Desktop # fdisk -l

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.

Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5  <<<--what short of warning it is?--->>
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5
Warning: invalid flag 0x4884 of partition table 5 will be corrected by w(rite)

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00f143a7

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          13      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2              13        3917    31353856    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3            3917        6528    20971520    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4            6529       19457   103852192+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5   ?       94261      197843   832026090+  fb  VMware VMFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0c430c43

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System

Disk /dev/dm-0: 160.0 GB, 160047300608 bytes
254 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19534 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16002 * 512 = 8193024 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00f143a7

     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/dm-0p1   *           1          13      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-0p2              13        3932    31353856    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-0p3            3932        6553    20971520    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-0p4            6554       19534   103852192+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-0p5            6554       10486    31455238+  83  Linux
/dev/dm-0p6           10486       10498       96358+  83  Linux
/dev/dm-0p7           10498       11022     4192933+  82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/dm-1: 104 MB, 104857600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6e697373

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/dm-1p1   ?      120528      234814   918008208   4f  QNX4.x 3rd part
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-1p2   ?      119381      153271   272218546+  73  Unknown
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-1p3   ?      113202      147075   272087568   2b  Unknown
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-1p4   ?      177064      177067       27487   61  SpeedStor
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/dm-2: 32.1 GB, 32106348544 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3903 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6e697373

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/dm-2p1   ?      120528      234814   918008208   4f  QNX4.x 3rd part
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-2p2   ?      119381      153271   272218546+  73  Unknown
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-2p3   ?      113202      147075   272087568   2b  Unknown
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-2p4   ?      177064      177067       27487   61  SpeedStor
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/dm-3: 21.4 GB, 21474836480 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6e697373

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/dm-3p1   ?      120528      234814   918008208   4f  QNX4.x 3rd part
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-3p2   ?      119381      153271   272218546+  73  Unknown
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-3p3   ?      113202      147075   272087568   2b  Unknown
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/dm-3p4   ?      177064      177067       27487   61  SpeedStor
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 6
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 6
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 6
Warning: invalid flag 0xe149 of partition table 6 will be corrected by w(rite)

Disk /dev/dm-4: 106.3 GB, 106344645120 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12929 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/dm-4p1               1        3916    31455238+  83  Linux
/dev/dm-4p2            3917        3928       96390    5  Extended
/dev/dm-4p5            3917        3928       96358+  83  Linux
/dev/dm-4p6   ?      153401      301372  1188580784   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/dm-5: 32.2 GB, 32210164224 bytes <<<---Do i have 32.2 GB free space?-->>
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3915 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-5 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-6: 98 MB, 98671104 bytes  <<<<-----who r they?how they come form?--->>
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 11 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-6 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-7: 4293 MB, 4293563904 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 521 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-7 doesn't contain a valid partition table
linux-w0sv:~/Desktop # 



this strages me.bcz i never find it in el5.
i don’t know what wrong here.but i am not getting the perticular free dm s.

Is this an Apple??

AFAIK Apple are the only major brand using GUID Partition Tables. Special care must be used in installing Linux!

no no not atall…few months ago i had chaged my partition table to GPT,after that i have chaged the storage type in BIOS and reconfigured my machine.with win 7 and open suse 11.1.it should be shorted out,i thought so.