[ILUG] cfdisk/lilo and WinXP/NTFS compatible?
stephane at antefacto.com
Mon Jan 14 15:37:42 GMT 2002
Even though XP is NT-Based, it's main filesystem is FAT32. Most of the
resellers will provide machines installed with a FAT32 partition so the
user can decide to convert or not.
On Mon, 2002-01-14 at 15:33, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 03:30:13PM +0000, Ciaran O'Riordan mentioned:
> > Hi all,
> > I was doing a linux install on a box that has WinXP,
> > when it came to partitioning cfdisk* claimed the following:
> > disk type size(Mb)
> > hda1 Dell Utility 32.91
> > hda2 NTFS 19979.21
> > Free Space 8.23
> > *cfdisk is the standard tool used by Debian GNU/Linux "testing"
> > ok, so I'm guessing cfdisk meant to say Kb but it takes
> > away from my confidence in lilo handling this job
> > correctly :(
> Why ? Looks like there is a dell rescue partition of 32MB, a 20GB NTFS
> partition (XP is NT based). So what's the problem ?
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