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Old 11-26-2003, 01:43 PM   #1
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Question Lilo hideing partician on dual boot setup.


I am a noob, but learning. I have 2 hard drives. C:60G has a NTFS partician-XPpro boot.~~E:60G has 3 particians/ at the front 15,983.8mb Linux Ext2/ 1004.1mb swap file/ and 41,653.8mb Hidden NTFS. I use lilo as my bootloader, and Mandrake linux 9.2/Xp dual boot. XP boots fine, Linux boots fine. I cannot get XP to unhide my E:NTFS partician. Im using partician magic. When I attempt to unhide and reboot, I get an NT not found error, then skipping scancheck- then XP boots ok, minus one hard drive. Iv been searching the net for the last week trying to figure this one out. So far the best I have come is this thread. http://www.techsupportforum.com/show...&threadid=3981
The threads dead, and Iv not familiar enough with Linux yet to change lilo.conf.. exc..on my own. Im getting there. I have 40G of Mp3's and Movies on E, that I really dont want to lose. The best I can think of is to Install XP over the linux partician, to unhide all... then restore orig boot files in C:/, ?? but then how could I get Mandrake back without rinse/repeat??? Please help me. Thanks.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 05:27 PM   #2
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"I cannot get XP to unhide my E:NTFS partician."

I do not think that lilo has anything to do with your problem. I think that your problem is that Windows XP does not recognize E: as being a Windows format partition. Each partition has a one byte hex code that explains which OS partition table type is being used. I think that is possibly set incorrectly on E:

Beyond that I do not know. I do not know what hex numbers Windows uses for its partition types and I have never used Partition Magic.

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Old 11-27-2003, 12:00 PM   #3
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The way it looks to me is ""I make the change in XP.. reboot to finish changes...Lilo boots.. changes it back.. ??

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Old 11-27-2003, 12:03 PM   #4
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Last night I tried disconecting E:, and booting C: by itself...for curiosity sake....It wouldnt..I got a black screen full of 7's...
 
Old 11-27-2003, 02:50 PM   #5
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I looked at the link that you referenced. The lilo.conf posted there uses table=/dev/hda. If you are not using table=/dev/hda in your lilo.conf you might try it one time as an experiment. I think that table=/dev/hda rearranges the drive naming scheme used by Windows.


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