1. RH 6.0, primary partitions, and NT 4.0
I am having difficulty installing RedHat 6.0 on my system. Specifically,
I have an IBM 10G drive with the following partitions:
Primary DOS 2G
Extended DOS 4G - with three logical volumes of size 2G, 1G, 1G
I want to use the remaining space for linux, but when I use RH's fdisk
utility to create a new primary partition (Linux native), NT refuses to boot.
It comes up with the following message (which is completely bogus because
NT boots just fine when I remove that extra primary partition):
Windows NT could not start because the following file is missing or
corrupt: <winnt root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
Is there anything I can do to make NT work with this extra primary partition?
Alternatively, is there a free utility that I can use to change the size
of the extended partition, so I can create the Linux partition there?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
On a side note: Is this error just a ploy by Microsoft to disallow
alternate operating systems? Seems pretty shady to me. This extra
partition can't possibly hurt NT's performance.
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