Re: partitioned drive in linux. Windows gives me a phantom drive letter -- solved!
>>First drive, hda
>>1 ext2 (1G)
>>2 vfat (20G) D:
>>5 vfat (20G) F:
>>6 ext2 (20G)
>>7 ext2 (20G)
>>8 ext2 (2.8G)
>>9 vfat (20G) G:
>>4 ext2 (56G)
Second drive, hdd
1 vfat (5G) C:
2 swap (2G)
3 ext2 (10G)
4 vfat (22G) H:
Apparently, windows doesn't want any other windows partitions on hdd. I've
wiped the drive and tried primary and logical, with and without linux
partitions. They all give me the same phantom drive problem. It's strange,
but I'm guessing it has something to do with the virtual swap done in grub
to get windows to boot off hdd.
My solution was to partition hdd as follows:
1 fat32 C:
The rest of my windows partitions are on hdda. Phantom drive is gone.
Everything checks out in windows and in linux.
The problem is caused by windows inability to deal with more than one
primary partition. Partitions 1..4 are primary, 5 onwards are logical.
If you made your hda2 d: and hdd4 H: logical partitions the problem
would go away.
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