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Old 02-02-2004, 03:05 AM   #1
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Angry Problems with windows/Linux dual boot


After I set up windows/Linux Dual boot. everything works for a little while. If install some stuff on windows, then start up linux, it finds heaps of errors on my hard drive and fixes heaps, but they come back after using windows again. Can anyone help me? ( I think that what's happening is that windows is writeing on the linux partition )
 
Old 02-02-2004, 03:14 AM   #2
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Hmm, that shouldn't happen. You are shutting down in Linux properly, right? Using either "shutdown" commands or "reboot" usually?

Less likely, when you repartitioned the disk to install Linux, something went wrong. If this is the case it's probably fatal and you'd have to delete the Linux partition and reinstall.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 04:51 AM   #3
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I've had problems in the past with Norton messing up my Linux install. The problem wasn't with their anti-virus but with another product. It's been so long since I gave up on it that I forgot the name: Systemworks, System Doctor, something like that. It didn't recognize Linux, so it tried to 'fix' it to be more windows-like.

Enjoy!
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Old 02-02-2004, 08:06 AM   #4
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Check your partition table and see if you might have a 30 meg discrepancy. I've seen Win98 get stupid like that twice. I don't know what the 30 meg discrepancy had to do with it but it was present in both cases but not in the original partition table.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 10:19 PM   #5
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I do not remember having a 30 mb discrepency in my partitioning. Can I set this up without reinstalling linux or windows?

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Old 02-07-2004, 03:54 PM   #6
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I've put a 60 mb discrepency in my partiitoning, and everything seems to be working.
 
  


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