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Old 02-04-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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data lost after partiton


I partitioned my drive in order to install Linux. After partitoning, my hd allocated for windows is empty out. I was trying to install Fedora Core. At the screen where it tell me whethr to use Disk Druid or automatic partition. I clicked on Disk Druid, warned me about data deletion, but accidentally hit my mouse tap and now more Window on my laptop. Everything is gone. Linux is now installed on my computer. I read somewhere that said that always install Window before Linux.

In my case, should I go ahead and install Windows, and then install Linux again overwriting the current Linux. Or should i delete Linux now, and then install Window then Linux?

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Old 02-04-2004, 02:03 AM   #2
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Since win is gone, and presumably not too much
work done in Linux configuration wise, I'd suggest
re-partitioning. Make a partition for windows, at least
two for Linux (1 swap, 1 / ) .... install winBLOWS first
(if you must/need) and then Linux again.


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Old 02-04-2004, 02:28 AM   #3
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what is win BLOWS?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 06:33 AM   #4
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what is win BLOWS?
A more descriptive and accurate nickname for M$ Windows
 
Old 02-04-2004, 01:41 PM   #5
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what is win BLOWS?
That almost-"operating system" you lost during
the Linux installation ...


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Old 02-06-2004, 07:41 PM   #6
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thanks,

do you know which file system shall I format for Windows 2000? NTFS or FAT?

Thanks.

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Old 02-06-2004, 08:28 PM   #7
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thanks,

do you know which file system shall I format for Windows 2000? NTFS or FAT?

Thanks.
The default filesystem for Windows 2000 is NTFS. However, Linux cannot write
to a NTFS filesystem at this time, though it can read NTFS. It would be best to
setup your Windows 2000 operating system on a partition by itself, give it 5GB of
space, and format it NTFS. Then you could set another partition for your programs
as FAT32 - size depends upon how many programs, size of hard disk, etc. Then
set another partition for data as FAT32 and give it lots of room so that you can share
data there between Windoze and Linux.

At any rate, if you want to share data between Windoze and Linux, you should
setup a FAT32 partition - so that both OSes can read it.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:32 PM   #8
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thanks,

do you know which file system shall I format for Windows 2000? NTFS or FAT?

Thanks.
If you want to access it from linux you probably want to use FAT. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but linux doesn't fully support writing to NTFS, right?

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Hate when that happens....., go to post hit submit and someone has already answered. Oh well, I'm porbably not the first and won't be last

Last edited by MiscGeek; 02-06-2004 at 08:35 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:36 PM   #9
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If you want to access it from linux you probably want to use FAT. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but linux doesn't fully support writing to NTFS, right?
Mike,

To be more precise, not FAT but actually FAT32 to enable the
handling of long filenames, etc. No writing to NTFS today without possible
damage to the NTFS partition.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 09:31 PM   #10
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Mike,

To be more precise, not FAT but actually FAT32 to enable the
handling of long filenames, etc. No writing to NTFS today without possible
damage to the NTFS partition.
I stand corrected
 
Old 02-07-2004, 04:18 AM   #11
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I ended up having to install everything again. I installed window and leave some free space for Linux. I then set the free space to be in front of Window. I sucessfuly nstalled Linux using those free space. I have one mount point and a swap dedicated to Linux. The problem I have now is that Linux won't boot at all. Window works fine, but when i try to boot Linux, a completely black screen came up, and nothing happens.

WHat could be the problem?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 04:23 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman
The default filesystem for Windows 2000 is NTFS. However, Linux cannot write
to a NTFS filesystem at this time, though it can read NTFS. It would be best to
setup your Windows 2000 operating system on a partition by itself, give it 5GB of
space, and format it NTFS. Then you could set another partition for your programs
as FAT32 - size depends upon how many programs, size of hard disk, etc. Then
set another partition for data as FAT32 and give it lots of room so that you can share
data there between Windoze and Linux.

At any rate, if you want to share data between Windoze and Linux, you should
setup a FAT32 partition - so that both OSes can read it.

Amen to that! What part of China are you in?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:16 AM   #13
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Amen to that! What part of China are you in?
Kunming, Yunnan Province, Southwest China...Land of Eternal Spring....
today we've had snow for most of the day, and it's about 6 degrees.
 
  


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