Mailinglist Archive: opensuse (3104 mails)
|< Previous||Next >|
Re: [SLE] Should I buy Partition Magic 5?
- From: samelash@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Samy Elashmawy)
- Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 14:07:58 +0000
- Message-id: <184.108.40.206.20000415140758.011071fc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
have you tried one of the "linux on floppy" boot disks and linux fdisk ?
Thai may allow oyu to re work the partions.
At 01:40 PM 4/15/2000 -0400, David Ness wrote:
>[snip of earlier]
>> No, there is no fdisk program inside windows.
>> There's an FDISK program. All caps so that it can feel superior in
>> some way. It is quite unsuitable for use if you have anything in
>> mind other than a plain, vanilla, SIMPLE installation of MS-DOS
>> and/or Windows 9x.
>Actually, it is (sadly) even more complicated than that.
>AFAIK there _is_ an FDISK only in Win95 and Win98. WinNT4.0 and Win2K don't
>have it at all, relying on some form of `Disk Administrator'.
>The worse news (for me, at least so far) is that even linux `fdisk' isn't
>perfect, and it is (almost) a sure thing that disaster lies just around
>the corner if you mix any use of a Linux `fdisk', Dos/Win95/Win98 FDISK,
>WinNT/Win2K Disk Administrator and Partition Magic. Each seems to do
>different things to the MBR, and each seems to hold the potential for
>I'd be delighted to hear from others if they have found some safe and secure
>way of handling partations, but so far both my brother (the Unix expert in
>our family) and I touch this stuff only very gingerly, and always breathe a
>sigh of relief when we find that what we were trying to do actually works.
>At the moment I have one machine that can, with some trouble, boot NT, 98,
>2K, Linux and BeOS. But some of the transitions require a Floppy (I'm down
>to only needing one floppy, no matter what direction I want to move), but
>it took a long time to get there, and I am now afraid to add any further
>complexity to the boot process.
>It seems, somehow, like it _should_ be simpler...
>To unsubscribe send e-mail to suse-linux-e-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxx
>For additional commands send e-mail to suse-linux-e-help@xxxxxxxx
>Also check the FAQ at http://www.suse.com/Support/Doku/FAQ/
To unsubscribe send e-mail to suse-linux-e-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxx
For additional commands send e-mail to suse-linux-e-help@xxxxxxxx
Also check the FAQ at http://www.suse.com/Support/Doku/FAQ/
|< Previous||Next >|