Re: Debian + Windows98 on the same large disk problem
I had the exact same problem as you.
The action you and me did wrong is to create FAT partitions with a Linux
program. In the fdisk docs it tells that if you want to do a partition for
the OS "A", use the partition program from the OS "A". I could not solve
that situation so I had to wipe out again the whole disk and then do the
FAT partition with M$ fdisk and the ext2 partitions with GNU fdisk.
Also please check if your BIOS includes "Access disk for this, or that OS"
when you partition. Phoenix 4.0 BIOS, in this or that "Access disk" option
makes GNU fdisk to report different values!
At 17.30 18/7/00 +0100, Dimitris Dracopoulos ha escrit:
>I have recently got a new hard disk 40GB, in which I decided to install both
>Windows98 and Debian, FreeBSD.
>(I never wanted to install this Win98 stuff on my machine but job matters
>I repartitioned the hard disk using slink Debian's cfdisk into a first FAT32
>partition of 12GB and 3 more partitions (second is 12GB BSD, and the other
>two, 10 and 5GB Linux). For the cfdisk to work properly with my large disk,
>I had to specify the disk geometry that FreeBSD's fdisk returned to me.
>Following that I installed Windows98 on the first partition of 12GB. I
>checked with the Windows98 fdisk program, and indeed it finds the 4
>partitions mentioning that the 3 last ones are non-DOS.
>The problem is that when I use the Windows explorer to see what is the
>available space for my C drive (FAT32 partition), I get that available for C
>are 39GB, i.e. the whole of my hard disk and not just the FAT32 partition.
>Despite that, it reports the C volume label to be the same name as that
>reported by the Windows98 fdisk!
>So, I wonder what is happening? Is it just a bug in the Windows Explorer or
>the actual Windows will expand further than their allocated 12GB partition
>when they have no space and delete my Debian and FreeBSD stuff when I
>install them there?
>Has anyone installed both Debian and Windows98 on the same large disk and
>came across anything similar?
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