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drfatman 08-02-2003 12:43 PM

how to activate partition using windows 2000 server
how do i activate the linux partition using windows 2000 server as the 'fdisk' option is not there:(

TheWalkingDead 08-02-2003 12:46 PM

not sure what you mean by "activate" the linux partition. are you trying to boot from your linux partition? is this a dual boot? if so, which bootloader do you have installed and where is it installed.

drfatman 08-02-2003 12:51 PM

yes...i meant boot....i have installed LILO...and in a different partition (first sector of partition) not MBR. how do i activate it so it can perform dual boot?

TheWalkingDead 08-02-2003 01:04 PM

ok if it's not in the MBR you'll have to make the partition bootable or "active". you're saying you have no fdisk in windows or your linux distribution?
well if you made a boot disk and can get into your linux system, log in as root and run /sbin/fdisk /dev/hda (or whatever device you installed linux on. mine is hda) there are many options to it. i think b is the bootable option. anyway, once you run the fdisk command you can type "m" for help and get the correct option to make your partition bootable. just remember to use the "w" option to write the changes to the disk before you quit!

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