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Re: Windows thinks I have an EZ-Drive partition?

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Windows thinks I have an EZ-Drive partition?
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 08:50:50 +1000
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On Sun, Jul 08, 2001 at 03:29:21PM -0700, Paul DeMello wrote:
> I'm using parted 1.4.14 on Red Hat 7.1, on a system where it's 
> dual-booting with Windows ME, using LILO.  I did a resize on a 6-gig 
> fat32 partition (primary, hda1, type 0xc, and bootable)...  Actually 
> I just shrank it to 5 gig. I rebooted after that, as per parted's 
> advice.
> This partition happens to be my Windows ME C: drive.  In Linux, 
> everything seems to work smoothly w/ the partition, etc.  The 
> partition type is correct (0xc), as well.  From Linux, I can read 
> everything that's in the drive..  However, I can't boot up in windows 
> anymore, as it says "Invalid system disk..."  I ran partition magic's 
> boot disk, and it thinks that the partition is of type 0x55 
> (EZ-Drive).

Very strange!

> So, any ideas about what went wrong?  Or, at least a way to fix the 
> problem without having to reinstall windows.  I'm not aware of how 
> windows checks the partition type, because I used to think it was the 
> same way linux does.  If only I could just change the contents of 
> whatever windows reads...

I'm not sure that's the problem...

Anyway, can you boot off a DOS floppy disk, and see C:?  If you can,
then type "sys c:"

Also, could you give me the output to:

        (parted) print


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