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  1. #11
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    Unhappy Update

    Ok, I fdisked /mbr through Windows, Booted Linux through a boot disk and re-installed grub - but no luck.

    And by the way:
    0F is Win95 Extended LBA

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    AO French Antique News Whore
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    Same Error

    I have the same error on a dual 3 boot machine (98, 2000, Red Hat 7.0 in order). Since Windows 2000 Professional don't create me a D drive like Windows 98 and I'm almost sure it's a bug in Windows 9x. The Kernel of Windows is probably losing it somewhere. I almost sure that Windows is program do ask to do a format when he's don't know the file system he's reading. You'll have the same problem if you try to read a Linux Disk with Windows. But I'll try to check it out tomorow how to stop the problems.

    -Simon "SDK"

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    Right, Windows cannot, as far as I know, read an ext2/3 partition anyway (correct me if I'm wrong on this, but 98, 2000 and XP can't, so I don't know about ME, but I suspect it's the same)
    So I don't know why its detecting it in the first place.

    However, there is an equivalent of tweakUI called TweakME, which works on WinME, (as the name suggests), although since I've never touched Windows ME (I heard a lot of bad things about it. much like XP, but I did try XP for a while) I don't know if it hides drives, but i suspect it should do, if it's even remotely as good as TweakUI was in Windows 98!!
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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    OK, I found that there is a LINUX EXTENDED type 85
    so maybe you should use this number for your
    extended partition, instead of 5, which is extended,
    and resumably visible to windows, although windows
    (rightly) doesn't see the logical partitions within it.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    Indeed, that sounds a logical diagnosis!
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    Sounded reasonable and indeed it worked. Thanks for everybodies help on this and especially rcgreen for finding the problem.

    Haha, I was looking at the list of 'ID's/partition names' that fdisk prints out (l command), I don't know how I missed that one.Thanks again.

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