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Old 07-27-2003, 09:43 AM   #1
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Exclamation Win2k booting slowed down with Linux dual boot

can any one of u help me out?

I am having a Win2k/redhat 8.0 Linux dual boot system. After Installing Linux, Win2k Booting time is increased and i am not able to access disk patritions with disk management tool in Win2k.
I have a 80Gb HD with first 10Gb for Win2k as primary and Installed Linux on a 10Gb logical partition.
Old 07-27-2003, 11:26 AM   #2
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you cant access linux paritions from windows. In disk management it should see the linux partitions though.
Old 07-27-2003, 03:35 PM   #3
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I used to have the same problem with Win2k. It happened when you format Linux partition using FAT32 or anything that Windows can recognize, the same thing happen when you put partition type as Windows recognizable format even when you're not formatting them. When you run Win2k, it remembers hd layout and assign drive letters to each of the recognizeable partitions, although you haven't format them, what a SILLY Windows! And this drive letter will remain until you changed it or another hd inserted...

When you format Linux partition, that is changing from FAT32 into ext3, Windows still claim that partition as FAT32 and trying really hard to read them, (I don't understand what the sake M$ do? Why don't they check the signature?) and QUELLA! you have a turtle Windows!!

To avoid this problem, before installing Linux, make sure you remove all drive letter assignments with drive manager from Windows, this will make Windows doesn't check them at boot time nor claiming them as FAT32 and trying hard to read them...


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