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

From: Paul DeMello
Subject: Re: Windows thinks I have an EZ-Drive partition?
Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2001 18:01:02 -0700

I *was* able to boot off a floppy, and after a sys c:, windows booted up.  I 
immediately ran partition magic, and the first thing it did was to give me a 
dialog warning me of partition problems (I've attached a picture of the dialog) 
The dialog says partition magic can fix the problem, but I said no for now.  
Tell me if you think I should let it fix it...

Here's my current output from the print command:

(parted) p
Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-19473.890 megabytes
Disk label type: msdos
Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
1          0.031   5083.066  primary   FAT         boot, lba
2       6079.285  19469.399  extended              lba
5       6079.315   6094.973  logical   ext2        
6       6095.004   6244.013  logical   linux-swap  
7       6244.044   7789.328  logical   ext2        
8       9789.640  14637.348  logical   FAT         
9      14637.379  19469.399  logical   FAT         

-----Original Message-----
From:    Andrew Clausen address@hidden
Sent:    Mon, 9 Jul 2001 08:50:50 +1000
To:      address@hidden
CC:      address@hidden
Subject: Re: Windows thinks I have an EZ-Drive partition?

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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