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Old 11-29-2002, 08:13 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!
I have a few problems, here's the story...
I tried Redhat Linux 8.0 on a dual boot system but after a few minutes of tampering I decided to try it at a later date and quit the installation... I booted to Windows XP and wanted to use the space which was initially partitioned by linux. When I wanted to partition that space to Fat 32 with Partition Magic 8.0 it gave me an error saying that my LBA and CHS values do not match and that they must do so... It says that it can repair it, but it does not do it correctly and keep son showing the error. When I say I dont want to repair the error it goes into partition magic and shows this space on the hard disk as BAD (unusable) and does not let me format it (shows me an error message when I try to do so). I do not want to format my entire harddrive as I do hav some important information on this hd.
Please help me out!
Thanks A LOT!!
Old 11-29-2002, 09:06 PM   #2
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It's not really up to me to say this, but this is a linux forum, your problem is Windows related as far as I can see.
Anyway, I'd use fdisk instead of partition magic.
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