[techtalk] Partitioning with fdisk

Darren Osadchuk dosadchuk at ombudsman.mb.ca
Mon Nov 8 12:51:36 EST 1999

If the reason I'm encountering this problem at start-up is
because, after formatting the drive in Windows, Linux doesn't
know the filesystem type, my follow-up question would be:
how do I get past the error (which causes the boot to 
stop in its tracks) to be able to make the necessary change?

I would prefer it if Linux could read the partition, since I was
thinking of using that as a shared space for things like mp3s,
etc. that I'd like to be able to access from both OSs.

>>> <jenn at simegen.com> 11/08/99 11:24AM >>>
Darren Osadchuk wrote:
> However,
> re-formatting in Windows makes the Linux boot process freeze
> when it tries to read hdb3 (the Win95 partition). I can't remember
> the exact message, because it's rather long.

When Linux is trying to mount that partition, does it know it's an 
msdos partition?

/etc/fstab (I think) is the file to check for that.

Alternatively: do you want/need Linux to read the windows partition
anyway? :) If not, the solution is simple.

Jenn V.
  Humans are the only species to feed and house entirely separate species 
     for no reason other than the pleasure of their company. Why?

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