Re: something messed up my partition table. Can I get it back?
So far, I have:
partitions on hda:
1 ext2 /
2 extended (0xf)
5 vfat win data
6 vfat win programs
8 ext2 usr
9 ext2 home
10 vfat dummy to make windows happy (it doesn't)
7 vfat win data
3 ext2 var
4 ext2 original linux partition
Linux boots from hda1.
hda4 is where I had linux originally installed. I'm not touching this
partition until everything else works correctly.
partitions on hdd:
1 vfat windows root
5 ext2 linux backup (currently holding some zipped archives)
6 vfat windows backup (currently holding some zipped archives)
Linux and windows both boot.
But windows isn't giving me all of my drives. hdd1, hdd6, and hda5 show up
okay. There are 2 partitions (d: and e:) that aren't readable. I don't know
which partitons these are (hda6, hda7, or hda10). One partition isn't
showing up at all.
hda seems fine when I look at them with sfdisk and parted.
There's no trouble accessing them from linux. Why isn't windows happy?
This is the same problem I ran into when originally installing linux. I
couldn't figure out how to make vfat and ext2 live happily together with
logical partitions. This is why I ended up doing the bad thing of putting
linux all on a single (primary) partition.
On hdd, windows doesn't seem to mind the linux partition. There's something
I'm not getting here.