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Old 12-19-2003, 07:00 AM   #1
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Windows won't boot after partitionmagic

I have mandrake installed as a dual boot togheter with windows 2000, and I've never had any problems so far. But recently i got the "brilliant" idea to "redistribute free space among partititions" in partition magic 7.0.

I wanted to grab about 400 mb from my linux partition to my windows partitition.
I restarted the computer and the work began. After 30 minutes it was complete saying everything was succesfull.

I gladely restarted and chosed windows in lilo which have always worked before. After a short reloading time there's just a black screen with a slash sign in the upper left corner.
Then i tried to start linux and that worked just fine, I could even acces my Windows partition just like normal.

I really need to get in to windows and reinstalling it is not an option since i don't have a cd for it and i'm on vacation.
Old 12-19-2003, 11:55 AM   #2
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Give the output of the linux command (as root user) 'fdisk -l', the contents of the /etc/fstab file, the contents of the /etc/lilo.conf file, and the contents of the Windows 'C:\boot.ini' file.
Old 12-19-2003, 12:31 PM   #3
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Lilo works using hardware offsets. You might need to boot into linux and run lilo from the console to update its offsets.
Old 12-20-2003, 05:31 PM   #4
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It works now, I changed from Lilo to Grub...
Old 12-20-2003, 06:46 PM   #5
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hehe i am i windows user i have the simular prob in 98 and me
after Xp its fixed hehe you should reinstall 2k over the existing windows
or do a system recovery you probebly didny do a defrag b4 you did tha partm so files was wondering on your hd and got killed lol by the part m
if you defraged the files would be together and the partm would worked fine
(im just explainin git with this what elxe would i use )
gl with it


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