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Re: [vox-tech] new member needs help



Weird.  It looks like you're dual-booting and using LILO.  Try running
LILO again.  It shouldn't hurt.

FL

On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Mike Darrett wrote:

> 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.
> 
> Mike
> 
> 
> --- 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)
> > but the STRANGE THING
> > 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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