I have a dell D600 laptop with ONE harddrive (60 gig). I created 2 (10 gig, and 40 gig) primary partitions (NTFS formatted) and have winXP installed on primary partition 1. I boot the slackware 9.1 installation cd and run fdisk.
Fdisk recognize the 60 gig harddrive but it doesn't recognize any partition i have (the disk show up as empty disk with no partition).
I thought this is prolly winXP weirdness so I create 4 primary partitions using fdisk (first two are NTFS, third is Linux, fourth is linux swap). Save the partition table and reboot with the winXp installation cd to re-install WinXP.
However when winxp installation boot, it doesn't see the new 4 partitions that i created, it still see the old partition table. I cancel the winxp installation and reboot the laptop. woala winxP still boot fine
it's as if i have two harddrive, but i'm 100% positive that i have one
any thought, ideas?