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Old 11-23-02, 09:57 AM   #1
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Hi everybody!!

I'm trying to install win 2000 and linux. Here is my hd partitions:

c: 15GB - > win 2000 (fat 32)
d: 20GB - > (fat 32)
e: 20 GB - > win 2000 (NTFS)
f: 9.5GB - > (fat 32)
g: 512MB - > (fat 32)
h: 15GB - > (fat 32)

As you can see, i have 2 Win2000 oses (c: is for games and e: is for productivity, you know Oracle, Java, .net, MySQL, real life stuff )

I wanted to install redhat (7.3 or 8) on f: and the swap on g.

I installed red hat 7.3 and i chose to format the f: partition with ext 3, and the installation was pretty ok, and after and hour or so, i get linux working with my card, some servers and everything i need it for working in my home.

The problem happened when i rebooted my system and tryed to get into windows. The start of Windows 2000 was so slow that take it 20 minutes!!! And the explorer just didnīt work at all, i mean it listed the ext 3 partition (f) as something unknown.

So i want to play Mafia, and i decided to reformat the linux partition to fat32 again and then windows 2000 worked again really good (as before).

What t' hell is going on with win 2000 and linux!!!

If you know how to install both oses on the same disk, please tell me. Do you think that formatting the partitions with Partition Magic as linux native from win2000 solve the problem? And what is the problem? Why win2000 still listing the linux partition?
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Old 11-23-02, 03:25 PM   #2
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Mmh... I tend to notice a slowdown too at boot time when there are Linux partitions on my Win2K box... But that's one minute instead of thirty seconds, roughly, not TWENTY ! (I suppose because Windows tries to figure out its stuff during the delay).

You can indeed try preparing your Linux partitions with Partition Magic, that's what I usually do and never had any problem. Also, make sure you de-assign any letter to the drives you'll eventually convert from Windows before you proceed, just to be sure.
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Old 11-23-02, 07:28 PM   #3
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Also, make sure you de-assign any letter to the drives you'll eventually convert from Windows before you proceed, just to be sure.
Ok thank you, but how can i de-assign the partitions?
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Old 11-23-02, 08:42 PM   #4
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Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management

Right click on the partition you want to remove the letter of, select 'change drive letter and path', remove any entry you may find in the corresponding dialog.
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Old 11-23-02, 09:51 PM   #5
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I had problems like this a while back.

It turned out that it was because I had Linux placed on extended partitions. I made 'em all primary partitions, and it's worked great ever since (I had to do the text fdisk, not disk druid, to do this...).

But, with as many partitions as you have, it may not be possible to do this...

Maybe removing the drive letter works, too? Never tried it...
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