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Old 03-15-2003, 06:06 PM   #1
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partion problems with my cd burner


I used Partion Magic 8 to repartition my hard drive in order to install linux and then an XP problem resulted in having to reinstall XP. After reinstalling XP my partition magic could no longer see my partition table for some reason and now in XP i cant burn cds because my XP partition isnt the primary partition. i could use the programs in linux to burn a cd because i mounted my xp partition in linux, but i cant figure out how to use them, every time i try, i get an error (i cant remember what error because im in XP right now) but if there a way for me to rearrange the partitions without losing data so that windows will allow me to burn cds again?
 
Old 03-15-2003, 08:38 PM   #2
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Re: partion problems with my cd burner

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Originally posted by jclark00001
I used Partion Magic 8 to repartition my hard drive in order to install linux and then an XP problem resulted in having to reinstall XP. After reinstalling XP my partition magic could no longer see my partition table for some reason and now in XP i cant burn cds because my XP partition isnt the primary partition. i could use the programs in linux to burn a cd because i mounted my xp partition in linux, but i cant figure out how to use them, every time i try, i get an error (i cant remember what error because im in XP right now) but if there a way for me to rearrange the partitions without losing data so that windows will allow me to burn cds again?
i don't think being in primary partition or not plays a part in your cd burner not working
ok next what about your mounted xp(is it fat32 or ntfs) partition
of course you can get your old partition back provided you have a backup of your old partition
i don't use partition magic(a commercial product which usually is responsible for about half the problems people have with their linux partitions -at least of those who have come and asked me for my advice and help)
i recommend you to use fdisk
if you don't know how to
there are enough documentation in the net
keep posted
and also add a little bit more about your problem
which i could not understand fully
 
Old 03-15-2003, 09:56 PM   #3
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well i was reading about cdr problems and i figured its why it doesnt work because i would install ez cd creator and it wouldnt work, so i was looking up the error message and it said it wouldnt work unless it was installed on the boot partition. so i figured thats why NTI doesnt work either. im not really sure what other info you'd need. the order of partitions on my HD is linux swap, linux, then XP.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 03:34 AM   #4
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well i was reading about cdr problems and i figured its why it doesnt work because i would install ez cd creator and it wouldnt work, so i was looking up the error message and it said it wouldnt work unless it was installed on the boot partition. so i figured thats why NTI doesnt work either. im not really sure what other info you'd need. the order of partitions on my HD is linux swap, linux, then XP.
well you can make your xp partition active(or with a boot flag)
for that
in linux
$fdisk /dev/hda (it may also be /dev/hdb or c or d depending upon how your harddisk is connected to the motherboard)
$(Command)p
Now check to see which is your windows xp partition(usually ntfs,or fat32)
$(Command)a
(Partition Number) ;here choose the number your partition is
primary partition are 1-4 extended,logical 5 upward
now your partition is active
 
  


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