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Re: A very confusing dual boot problem.



On Thu, 2002-12-05 at 01:58, Aaron Konstam wrote:
[snip]
> Now the problem. We install Linux and W2k on a Dell machine. The Linux
> runs. Now we boot the W2k. W2k has a disk manager program which allows
> you to see what W2k thinks about the structure of the disk, When the
> program is run it tells us that the Linux partition is Fat 32. We reboot
> the machine and find that the Linux is ruined. In will not boot and the
> disk seems to be written over by W2K.
> 
> Now we have done this about several 100 times over the years and this has
> not happened before. Nor does it happen on other machines.
> 
> Can someone suggest where to look for an answer? Can anyone confirm an
> impression that w2k keep a separate partition table that it uses, and if
> so where is it located?
I can confirm the opposite behaviour!  I've dual boot linux & windows on
win98, winnt, win2k & winxp, and never seen this happen.
-- 
Iain Buchanan <iain nospam pcorp com au>
Eggheads unite!  You have nothing to lose but your yolks.
		-- Adlai Stevenson

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