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Old 07-06-2002, 12:58 PM   #1
Tayste_2000
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How do I change the active boot partition


I'm having problems booting into linux so if I change my active boot partition it will boot straight to linux but I need to know how to change it back again once in linux what commands or progs do I need and how do I access them or use them.

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Old 07-06-2002, 01:02 PM   #2
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You should be able to change it back the same way that you are changing it to the Linux partition. If windows is the other partition (i am assuming) and you use fdisk on windows or a windows boot disk, you can activate/deactivate a partition that way. Likewise in linux, useing fdisk or (i think easier) cfdisk to set a partition bootable or not would also do the job.
 
Old 07-06-2002, 01:10 PM   #3
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But where exactly is fdisk or cfdisk in linux.

Thanx for a speedy responce
 
Old 07-06-2002, 02:13 PM   #4
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#which fdisk
locate fdisk | grep bin
 
Old 07-06-2002, 06:29 PM   #5
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As both of those work, so will the 'whereis' & 'find' commands. If you aren't comfortable with linux's fdisk yet, cfdisk is alot more graphical if you can call it that, curses based. I'd use that to keep it simple. As root you should be able to type cfdisk in any directory in console to bring it up.
 
  


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