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Old 07-19-2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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How do I make Windows XP partition unhidden?


I just wanted to know, how do I make my windows xp partition unhidden in mandrake linux? I cannot load it up until I make it unhidden.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 05:21 PM   #2
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Anybody know?
 
Old 07-19-2004, 07:17 PM   #3
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:14 PM   #5
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Are you talking about adding Windows XP to your boot manager so that you can dual boot, or are you talking about making the windows XP partition visible inside Mandrake so that you can read files on your windows partition?
 
Old 07-19-2004, 10:27 PM   #6
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Yes, I want to dual boot, its in the boot menu when I start up the computer, but I get an xmnt2002 error because of partition magic. I want to know how I can make the windows xp partition unhidden.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 10:34 PM   #7
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How can I access cfdisk????? I have no clue how to do this, someone please tell me how
 
Old 07-19-2004, 10:43 PM   #8
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Did you search for threads regarding dual booting windows and linux? I think the topic has been discussed many many times.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 10:45 PM   #9
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For dual booting, you should read this post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=196636 and perhaps take a look at others related to setting up dual boot. If you are running lilo, you need to add an entry for Windows XP partition in the file /etc/lilo.conf, then run the command "lilo" as root to get changes to take effect.

To run cfdisk, you need to open a terminal enter "su" to become root, then enter the command "cfdisk".

It probably isn't a matter of having a hidden partition, but having the boot loader installed and configured properly.

In Mandrake starting out, it is best to try and do as much as possible from the Mandrake Control Center. Take some time to learn all the options in there. There are some things you can do to configure your boot loader in the control center, but I don't have Mandrake in front of me right now. Check to see if you can add your windows partition from the Mandrake Control Center. Also, make sure the boot loader is installed in the master boot record.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 11:00 PM   #10
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I was able to successfully enter cfdisk, but my question is, once I changed the partition type from hidden to normal NTFS, how do I save it like that? I exited after changing it, but it returned to hidden.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 11:08 PM   #11
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Okay, just got it unhidden and xp works fine now. Thanks for the help
 
Old 07-27-2004, 12:47 PM   #12
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I had a similar problem after installing Mandrake on my XP system. I used Partition Magic to set up a Linux partition and the install went fine. When I thought I'd better check that my XP installation was still alive I got the blue screen treatment with the 'c2000021a {Fatal System Error} ...' message.

To fix this I went back into Linux and modified the partition from 'hidden' to 'unhidden':

- Log in as root
- run grub (/boot/grub)
- type:
unhide (hd0,0)

When I did 'fdisk -l /dev/hda' the windows partition no longer showed up as hidden and I can once again boot to windows. Great.

Following link has some more info and alternative solutions:
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1027465246

Cheers,

AB.
 
  


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