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Old 02-22-2005, 12:50 PM   #1
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Dual boot partition problems w/ 2 HD


I have two hard drives, first one has Windows XP with NTFS format and the second one I created a 32GB(of 80GB) fat partition and left the rest free. Installed fedora 3 on HD2 and created a 15GB root partition and 1.5GB swap partition. Then I tried to go back into windows and wanted to create another partition on HD2 but it shows just two big partitions (the 32GB fat I had created and then another unknown one). What is my best bet for fixing that?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
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From windows you saw 2 partitions on the l2nd HD? --> Windows can't see linux!

Did you put the linux partitions inside an extended partition?
Maybe windows can see the extended but it doesn't know what's happening inside it. As long as everything is working inside linux I wouldn't worry.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 01:56 PM   #3
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xp will see the linux area as an unknown file type...your best bet is to use fdisk or cfdisk in fedora to create another partition on your 2nd harddrive. if you used xp, it would possibly wipe out part or all of your fedora installation. fedora will recognize the free space and let you create the partition safely.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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I'm not familiar with using fdisk, I'll look into that, but will XP be able to see the new partition if I created a fat partition with Linux.
 
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It should. If you want an easier GUI tool (in linux) try qtparted
 
  


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