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Old 06-21-2004, 10:43 AM   #1
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Angry Partition drive letter cannot be identified?


Hi,
I am running a dual boot between Mandrake 10 and Win 2000, I am running out of space on my Mandrake partition so I decided to go into partition magic and allocate it a few gig more.
When I try to open partition magic I get an error message saying "Partition drive letter cannot be identified"
If I could id wipe the HD and start from scratch but this is work pc so can't delete the stuff.

Seriously appreciate any help.
Cheers.
Colm.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:22 AM   #2
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What version of PQmagic are you using? Where are you booting from? W2K or floppy? The newer versions of PQ magic are slick at handling partition changes, but you have to boot from floppy or CD.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:26 AM   #3
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I am using version 7 and am booting from W2K, ill boot from a floppy but I dont know how to start partition magic from dos
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:29 AM   #4
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Are you trying to give assign free space to a linux partition, or to take away space from a windows partition to allocate to linux?
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:38 AM   #5
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I am take away space from a windows partition to allocate to linux, but thats not the problem.
The problem is that PartMagic wont let me in because it says the partitions drive letter cannot
be identified.
This happens when I try to start partition magic.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:47 AM   #6
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I remember having the same trouble, but I wound up clearing the whole disk. Not a hope-giving story, huh? It was something to do with having to fix the MBR and I didn't fancy the headache, and couldn't get into linux

Have you tried using DiskDrake? That should do it without any trouble.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:54 AM   #7
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I was wondering if I downloaded the disk 1 iso again extracted and booted the iso from HD then would the partition tool that comes with the iso be able to fix the problem?
Im wondering because I used both partition magic and that tool when installing mandrake. It could have caused some kind of conflict??
 
Old 06-21-2004, 12:03 PM   #8
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As far as I know it's not possible to actually boot an iso. You'd first have to burn it to a cd-rom, but look around and see if you've got some partition tool in the Mandrake Control Center. Younshould be able to find it there.
 
  


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