Re: C to Z hard drives ( C copy?s) on win sys.
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 02:03:12AM +0300, vordoo wrote:
> I have successfully installed Linux as a dull boot sys, on one H.D. 20Gb/2
> with grub as the boot loader.
> Linux side works good but booting to my old win/me I get C to Z hard drives
> all are copy?s off my old C disk.
> what do I do?
Don't use Windows! (ever that is:) First fix your broken partition table.
Windows has trouble with big disks, and tents to use the wrong sections
of the partition table. A fast and sure way to fix it is to tug all your
linux partitons safe and comfortably in a linux extended partition (type
85) instead of the default DOS-extended partition (type 5).
By the way, this problem has nothing to do with linux/windows, it's
a pure windows thingy, you can even find info on it on Microsoft's
This has been reported by David Henningsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> too,
see list: email@example.com
Subject: Cfdisk + win98 + > 8.4 GB = DANGER!
> Okey...here is what I've learned, the hard way (no guarantees, but I'm
> quite sure about this now).
> 1) For large disks, win98 uses LBA mode. That is, the partition *must* be
> "Win95 FAT32 LBA" and not "Win95 FAT32". (Otherwise, windows writes on your
> linux partition, which may cause severe file system damage)
> 2) In case you want to make logical partitions, cfdisk automatically
> reserves a primary partition for this, which it gives id 5, "Dos extended".
> For large disks, THIS IS WRONG, because the LBA rule is here too: It should
> be id 0f: "Win95 Extended LBA". (Otherwise, windows writes on your linux
> partition, which may cause severe file system damage)
> 3) There can be only one primary DOS partition and one extended (primary)
> DOS partition on one hard disk, or windows goes crazy complaining about
> corrupt partition table (might have been why win-fdisk integrity-checked my