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Re: partitioned drive in linux. Windows gives me a phantom drive letter



Chris Lale wrote:

> 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 information".
>> 
>> 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.
> 
> Hth
> 
> Chris

The last extended partition is hda9, which is a windows partition.




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