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  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] new member needs help
  • From: Mike Darrett <darrett2MAPSk@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:16:01 -0800

Hi guys,

Would like any feedback if possible. Am from out of
town so I won't be able to go to the InstallFest on
Sunday (I commute from Vallejo).

Any ideas on how to rescue my D: partition? Otherwise
this weekend I will repartition and reformat.


--- Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> wrote:
> ok to reply to vox-tech.  he's now on the list.
> set wrapmarge=7
> pete
> ----- Forwarded message from
> owner-vox@lists.mother.com -----
> Was installing Mandrake Linux 7.2 on my computer,
> but
> it didn't have g++ 
> (since I chose one of the default setup options), so
> I
> removed the linux
> partition and installed using Expert mode. Linux
> installed perfectly. BUT,
> I also had two 4.5 gb Windows partitions, C: and D:,
> on the computer. Both
> my DOS boot disk AND Windows refuse to acknowledge
> the
> existence of my
> D: partition (Sector not found errors), and C: takes
> a
> long time to boot (hard
> disk sounds like it is trying to read a bad sector)
> is, I can still access my D: drive in Linux, as
> /mnt/win_d. So far I'm
> trying an evacuation, transferring all important
> files
> from D: to C:, and planning to burn a copy before I
> nuke everything and repartition/reformat.
> What happened exactly? What stumps me is that Linux
> can still access my
> D: partition fine. I don't want to re-format and
> find
> out that the same
> problem will crop up later... is it possible that
> Linux damaged the hard disk system and I need to
> low-level format? (Linux Expert Mode asked me if I
> wanted to use 32-bit file access, I said NO since it
> said it might cause data corruption).
> Thanks,
> Mike Darrett

> ATTACHMENT part 2 application/pgp-signature 

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