Re: fdisk [was: Win 2000 & redhat (9)]
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 22:53:21 +0200
On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Peter Schmitt wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Apr 2004, Vince wrote:
> > Peter Schmitt wrote:
> > > Then I installed Win2000 and afterwards Linux, choosing Grub
> > > (and the defaults).
> > > But then Win would no longer boot.
> > I've done this at least five times on five different machines
> > with no problems. w2k, then linux with grub.
> In my case, (linux) fdisk seems to be the problem.
I _may_ have discovered the source of my problem
(but not its explanation):
After using w2k to fill up the hard disk with 4 partitions
(3 primary and 1 extended)
fdisk (linux) (still) reported 19452 cylinders,
but showed that w2k had only used 16709 of them
-- the rest seems to have "disappeared".
When I used linux to partition the rest of the disk (after installing
linux) I naturally used all the space indicated,
and this seems to have damaged and/or irritated w2k.
How can this happen. Is windows diskpart right and linux fdisk wrong,
or vice versa?
(At least linux can use the partitions as prepared by w2k :-)
Peter Schmitt Peter.Schmitt@ap.univie.ac.at
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