Originally posted by DavidPhillips
Do you still have all four when booting with a windows boot disk?
C: and E: are probably on one drive and D: and F: are probably on the other.
LILO may think windows is on C:
which is probably hda1
you would have to edit /etc/lilo.conf to change the windows partition to something like hdb5
however to see what it should be you need to run fdisk /dev/hdb
then hit p
you will see a list, if windows is on the last fat drive it will be the last fat drive in the list
OK, it is like this: First disk is hda, second disk is hdc
(hdb is CDROM). C: and E: are two partitions of first disk,
D: and F: are two partitions of the second disk. Why not C + D
and E + F I don't know, but it always was so and it was always OK (Letters doesn't matter). When I installed Mandrake, E and
F dissapered, those are both second partitions, each on its
own disk. In linux I can see both partitions (/mnt/win_x .. x = c,
c2,d and d2 -> d2 = F:) and I can ofcourse access files normally.
Linux says, that these partitions are all vfat (FAT 32 or 16). But
When I use WIN98 Boot diskette, There is no F: and E:.
There is only C: and D: (And E: for CD-ROM). I tried different
system diskettes, it doesn't matter. If I run windows from LILO,
it first says that there are some errors in CONFIG.SYS (which is
in C:) and then it finally says, that WIN.COM cannot be found.
I tried PARTITION MAGIC (5.0) and it didn't found those two
partitions as FAT. It found 3gb big partition with TYPE 85 (->ext2)
file system. That is F: (2.3gb) + 750MB that was unallocated
before setup and are now used for linux partitions (/, /home,
swap). E: is also marked
as TYPE 85. But like I said, I can see normal FAT partitions in
Linux and I can access files as well (and I wasn't playing with
config files, I only picked automatic setup and everything
automatic or default - Because this was my first time installing
linux and I don't know nothing about it).
And I've run fdisk /dev/hdx and all that stuff
(my friend guided me by the phone) but the problem is
not where windows are, but that F: and E: are not
visible under DOS (consequence is that I cannot run windows).
Any ideas how to fix that?
(excuse me for my poor english ...)