Re: partitioned drive in linux. Windows gives me a phantom drive letter
On Sun, 2005-01-23 at 19:03 -0500, Spongebob wrote:
> This is really bizzare.
> First drive, hda
> 1 ext2 (1G)
> 2 vfat (20G) D:
> 3 extended
> 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:
> All of the vfats show up in windows, with the letters given above.
> Additionally, I get an E:, with a size that corresponds to H:. I can acces
> E:, format it, and even write files to it. When I reboot, the files are
> still there. In all respects, it behaves like a real drive. But there's no
> partition for it! Looking in linux, the files added to E: in windows aren't
> there. Go back to windows and there they are. It shows up in the windows
> System Information window with "logical information" but no "physical
> Does anyone have any idea what this is about?
I seem to remember that someone mentioned recently on the list that
Windows has an unfixed bug: it creates a non-existent drive letter if
the last extended partition is not a windows partition.