Re: Can I partition a disk and make it bootable for windows from linux?
Sam Watkins wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 06:44:14PM -0500, Spongebob wrote:
>> I have a disks partitioned as follows:
>> hdd1 = vfat
>> hdd2 = linux swap
>> hdd5 = ext2
>> hdd6 = vfat
>> On hda1 I have my windows root directory. Can I copy this to hdd1 and
>> make it bootable?
> Sure. I recommend to use "parted" to copy partitions, it will work when
> the sizes of the partitions are different. Windows won't like it if the
> drive letter changes, though. You might have to remove your other vfat
> partition, or hide it perhaps by changing the partition type.
> You will need to tell your boot loader about this new windows partition.
Everything has been successfully copied. I still have 2 issues, though.
I have all drives disconnected except hdd, and windows boots correctly. Now
I connect hda. I've removed windows from hda1 and it is now my linux root
First, how do I make grub load windows? When windows was on hda1, I had
in my menu.lst. This doesn't work anymore. Changing the root command to
didn't work. Adding
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
didn't work. How do I make this work? All I'm getting is a blank screen.
sfdisk -l /dev/hdd
gives me a warning about a linux partition not being aligned to a cylinder
head and that this could cause problems because linux will interpret it one
way and windows will interpret it another. How do I correct this,
preferably without losing data?