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Old 01-14-2002, 03:43 PM   #16
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what!? i didn't hear anything about e: !
that means windows *does* see it...

aw crud, i'm sorry i thought your linux part was inside an EXT DOS part like mine, not a mistaken part!!! my bad... closed thinking again

hold on...
 
Old 01-22-2002, 02:42 AM   #17
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Opps my linux partitions are inside the EXT DOS partition.

Why does it say there are Logical Dos drives in the extended EXT Dos partition? all the extended partitions are linux partitions.

When I say yes to display logical drive information it says no logical drives defined.

Here's both screen shots


Partition table information
http://www.vbforums.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=744979

logical drive information
http://www.vbforums.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=760476


The second PRI DOS partition I can use just fine in windows it's defined as drive E:\

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Old 01-22-2002, 02:58 AM   #18
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Here's what linux FDisk shows for my partition table
http://www.vbforums.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=760488
 
Old 01-22-2002, 02:58 AM   #19
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Here's what linux FDisk shows for my partition table

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 3649 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 997 8008371 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 2169 3649 11896132+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda3 998 1004 56227+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 1005 2168 9349830 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 1005 1948 7582648+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 1949 2014 530113+ 82 Linux swap

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Command (m for help):
 
Old 01-22-2002, 04:07 AM   #20
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Here's some info on a posible problem with linux logical partitions
http://www.powerquest.com/support/primus/id65.html
How would I test to see if thats my probem though?
I don't have PartitionMagic.
 
Old 01-23-2002, 01:41 PM   #21
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so it IS in there!! i just did a double take for nothing, we got some kind of communication thing all wacked out. it's kool

you're right, windows shouldn't be using /dev/hda2 as drive e: at all. you shouldn't even have a drive e:, unless a cdrom (of course).

so, time-wise, did you make that 11GB PRI DOS before or after the linux parts? and what's the little 55 MB linux part for?

i can send you partinfo so you can run the test, if i know where to send it.
 
Old 01-23-2002, 01:47 PM   #22
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Smile

and BTW, those vbforum attachmentsaren't available, just hit the select button in your DOS prompt's toolbar --it looks like the select tool in most graphics progz-- and drag the whole miniscreen, W9x will copy the contents as text--without a screenshot.
 
Old 01-23-2002, 11:42 PM   #23
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You where right it was the second PR DOS partition!
I just deleted it and everthing works just fine.
I still can't beleive that you can only have one PRI DOS parition.
It makes no sense at all.
The 55mb linux partition is the boot partition for linux.
 
Old 01-23-2002, 11:47 PM   #24
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I just want to say Thank You


It still doesn't make sense why would it fail on the linux partitions when it was the second windows partition that was causing the
problem
 
Old 01-24-2002, 11:02 AM   #25
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ok, kool. i hope there wasn't anything on it...

somehow your last allocatted space was not the last partition made, that's why your 11GB part was /dev/hda2 instead of 3 or 4. linux fdisk says 'f' will fix partition order, which might have moved it's table entry to the end where it belonged, but now you might want to re-allocate it as a logical drive inside the extended part-- after the linux drives. and use DOS fdisk, too that way windoze won't get confused (only 1 pri dos) and it can remain visible.
 
Old 01-24-2002, 11:05 AM   #26
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and you -can- have multiple pri dos's-- if you run win2k or xp, or if you hide one all but one for 95/98/me (my first post in this thread)
 
  


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