[Madlug] Re: dual boot question

Peter Kumbalek peterk at netnet.net
Wed Jul 19 09:58:22 CDT 2000


After reading my response I don't think I was as clear as I wanted to be.
What I meant to say extended partition instead of secondary partition.

> Is it possible that Windows is seeing the linux partition as
> available space
> because it is created on a secondary partition? I seem to remember that I
> ran into something similar and when I changed both partitions to primary
> Windows stopped seeing the linux partition.
>
> >
> > > > I have both SuSE 6.4 and Windows 98 (Second Edition) on my one
> > > > hard disk drive.  It's partitioned so that Windows and Linux
> > > > each gets 2 GB of the 4 GB drive.  Both of those partitions
> > > > are more than half full, but windows pretends not to see Linux.
> > > > Windows tells me that 1.2 GB is used, and 2.8 GB is available.
> > >
> > > Windows saying that the linux partition is available space
> > > is worrisome.
> >
> > But predictable.
> >
> > > What, precisely, in Windows says that 2.8 GB is
> > > available?
> >
> > Open My Computer.  Right-click on the icon for drive C.
> > Select "Properties".  I don't know what program that is, but
> > this is the one that says 2.8 GB is available.
> >
> > Also, Drive Space says that the hard drive is 2 GB in size, 0
> of which is
> > used.  I'm not worried about this mistake; my concern is whether Windows
> > will try to chew up the linux partition.
> >
> > > Are you using compression on the windows drive?
> >
> > No.





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