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