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Old 04-15-2004, 04:42 AM   #16
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To use fdisk, login as root ur run su -
Run fdisk /dev/hda
press p once inside. From the printing of your partition table find the NTFS partition.
press t
enter partition number when asked for it.
enter 17 when asked for partition type.
when your back, press w to write and quit.

I don't know if this partition type changing will help, but...
Old 04-15-2004, 04:51 AM   #17
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That's brilliant, thanks.

"I don't know if this partition type changing will help, but..."
Neither do I and I'll be trying the bootable Partition Magic first, but I like to have a couple of options and there were a couple of replies on the messageboard about how this had worked for the posters.

My 3rd option seems to be:
Install windows over the top of linux on the new partition, then install PM on that and use it to switch the active partitions.... (then repartion and reinstall linux properly...)

A bit long-winded but it should work if all else fails.
So long as I dont manage to blat the windows partitions with fdisk that is...
Old 04-15-2004, 12:45 PM   #18
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If anyone is interested, the bootable Partitionmagic CD solved it.
Just had to unhide the partition and set it to active, so fdisk would (or should, Im not testing it!) have worked too.

Thanks for all the help guys. Much obliged.
Old 08-03-2004, 12:02 AM   #19
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How to change drive letters in WindowsXP

Check it out, really easy to do in Window$$$

If your Window$$$ stopped working because you made some space for your Linux partitions (or if you simply want your drive letters to work as they use to) read that document and in less than 2 minutes it should be all set


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