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kevingpo 02-09-2005 11:34 AM

Microsoft to blame for overlapping my HD partitions!
 
I got a problem and it's all Microsoft fault!

Here was my partition table:

C: FAT32 5GB
D: EXT3/linux 5GB (+ 512MB swap)
E: NTFS 50GB
F: NTFS 50GB

I wanted more space so I used Windows XP Disk Management tool to delete D: EXT3/linux parition and also my swap partition. Then I used the same tool to create a NTFS partition and 2 weird things happened:

a) my HD capacity doubled from 120GB to 210GB... :S
b) the new D: partition created sized at 55GB (when it should've been 5GB max.)

Results?

Well, I wasn't fully awake at the time and started using my new 55GB partition; moving around files/MP3s, etc. I started noticing my E: files (.jpgs, .exes, .zips, .rars) gradually being corrupted. It wasn't now that I realised that stupid WindowsXP has overlapped my D: with E: !!! so E: files were being overwritten... MP3s getting garbled, JPGs being incomplete, etc. What a mess!

I hate Microsoft. Why can't they for once start being compatible with linux?!

harken 02-09-2005 11:40 AM

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I hate Microsoft. Why can't they for once start being compatible with linux?!
I don't think they CAN'T do that. There's another word more suitable to describe this.
Bill will make his apps compatible with Linux when hell freezes over.


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