[Ilugc] HDD paritition for Ubuntu 5.10
dhanagopal at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 13 07:42:03 IST 2005
Dhanagopal Rengasamy wrote:
> It did not list the already existing
> C: NTFS(10),
> D: FAT(10)
> E: FAT(10),
> ext3(MDK) and swap(10)
It seems to be diskdrake's (Mandrake's disk partitioning tool) hand
:-) Diskdrake is so clever to manage any kind of partition. But the
worst part is, once diskdrake alter the partition table, many other
distro's or windows can't recognize the partition table properly
(atleast in my case - consistently). But existing partition will be
working properly. Other OS disk tools will show partition table as big
junk. e.g: Disk Manager of Windows shows that my HDD drive is of
capacity 40 GB (Yes, perfect!), but the total size of all partition
comes 120GB (How can it be?). This is not the issue with Windows.
You are 100% correct. My Windows disk manager lists mandriva and swap partitions twice.
And one set of swap and Linux partition is shown as unallocated and empty.
(Total listed parition size is more than 40 gb, which can not be).
What will happen if I delete the pseudo? paritions which are lised as unallocated and empty by window disk manger
from windows? Will it corrupt the FAT and make system unbootable?
It took lot of efforts to fine tune my Mandirva LE 2005 (modem setup and Openoffice 2.0 installation etc).
So I hesitate to remove the Mandriva to install ubuntu before exploring other alternatives?
Thanks a lot for your suggestion.
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