[ILUG] Win2000 partitions
mel at csn.ul.ie
Tue Jul 10 18:00:35 IST 2001
On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, jac1 wrote:
> I was looking at my PC in work and came across the Disk Management program.
> There is a FAT partition that cannot be accessed as a normal partition (It is
> the first partition but not the C:\). It's only 15MB in size and is called
> HP_HIPA if that helps. What is this partition? Is it win2000's version of
> /boot? I have administrative access to the machine but i cannot delete it. I
> want to install Linux later so what do i do about lilo?
(Feel free to point out how wrong I may be here. I read about this a long
time ago and my memory is *very* fuzzy on the subject. I dont use Win 2000
so have no personal experience)
This sounds suspiciously like Win2000's new partitioning scheme called
GUID Partition Table (GPT). If not that, it is Windows 2000 Dynamic Disk
format or something similar. The ins and outs of it aro OT for the list
but MS Knowledge Base has numerous articles on the subject
For installing linux, you will need to revert to tho old partition scheme.
As far as I know, this is possible as long as you have no volume sets in
which case the Disk Manager might be able to go back to basic disk format.
Otherwise you will have to erase the disk, set up a normal partition
scheme, install Win2000 and then Linux.
There is a white paper out there describing the new scheme but no OS
outside of Windows 2000 and XP(Whistler) can use it yet that I am aware
Random wisdom: rm with the su action pack is not a toy
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