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Old 01-15-2009, 09:10 AM   #1
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Linux installation deleting windows partition!


hi all!
I had to install fedora9 in parallel with windows xp, I chose a separate partition from all the partitions available. I had done this before in no less than 15 laptops but in 3-4 laptops the windows partition is automatically getting deleted. I couldn't get what could be the problem.
Can any one of you help me with this?
 
Old 01-15-2009, 09:43 AM   #2
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hi all!
I had to install fedora9 in parallel with windows xp, I chose a separate partition from all the partitions available. I had done this before in no less than 15 laptops but in 3-4 laptops the windows partition is automatically getting deleted. I couldn't get what could be the problem.
Can any one of you help me with this?
The partition is getting deleted, because at build time, you've selected to delete it. An 'automatic' build will preserve the windows partitions and (usually), put a "Windows" option on the boot menu.

The only times I've ever had partitions deleted, is because I've chosen to delete them.....
 
Old 01-15-2009, 10:39 AM   #3
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I agree. This could be one of two problems...

A. the windows partition is there, it just isn't an option to boot to it.
B. the partition was deleted in the installer because you told it to.

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