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RE: Partitioning problem with windows vs. linux



At 9:13 PM -0400 8/31/05, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
>On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 17:47 -0500, Shawn Iverson wrote:
>> On Wednesday, August 31, 2005 3:45 PM, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
>> >
>> >So somehow w2k is getting seriously confused on my system ...
>> >turning on /bootlog and /sos in w2k boot.ini and removing
>> >/fastdetect was not illuminating. I took dd snapshots at each
>> >step with Knoppix. Does anyone know of a good hexeditor that I
>> >could view them in or ideally compare two binary files? My
>> >next step is to experiment with hidden partition types. If
>> >that works I will file an RFE against anaconda to write more
>> >failsafe grub rules by hiding the linux partitions.
>> >Preliminary experiments would indicate that changing the
>> >partition to a hidden type doesn't help. I am not sure if that
>> >is all the "hide" command does in grub.
>> >
>>
>> Are you using LVM?  W2k might mistake it for a Windows volume due to the
>> partition filesystem type.  W2k could be performing a sanity check and
>> whacking out at the presence of the foreign partition.  Try partitioning
>> the second one type ext3 or Reiser to see if that helps.
>
>I am not formating the partition in any way. I am just adding a new
>empty one using fdisk and no matter what "partition type" I choose, w2k
>hates it ... even if I choose type 07 which is NTFS. When I first
>encountered the problem while installing Fedora, I had manually made
>several partitions and had them formatted ext3. Fedora would boot and
>run fine but then w2k would not. I have stripped away little by little
>to see where the problem is located and it appears that it is having
>issues when just an empty partition is added. This is really unusual
>since w2k shouldn't care how the rest of the drive is partitioned so
>long as it was the first partition.
 ...

Well, if you're just partitioning, then the old data is still at the same
place it was, so conceivably Windows might be confused by it.  I don't
think that's actually the problem, tho.

Have you rooted around in Microsoft's Knowledge Base for anything about
such problems (Win2K, large disks, new partitions, won't boot)?
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