There are two boot managers for Linux, FAT32 and FAT16, I think.

There are two boot managers for Linux, FAT32 and FAT16, I think.

Post by Osterma » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00



There are two boot managers for Linux, FAT32 and FAT16, I think. One is
freeware and one is shareware. I have asked wether anyone would knew one,
but Outlook receive the old questions of mine. If someone has answered it,
thank you. I tried out the program from Mikhail Ranish and it is excellent.
http://www.intercom.com/~ranish/part/
 
 
 

There are two boot managers for Linux, FAT32 and FAT16, I think.

Post by Jon Gunnar R » Tue, 21 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Quote:>There are two boot managers for Linux, FAT32 and FAT16, I think. One is

This is file systems.

Quote:>freeware and one is shareware. I have asked wether anyone would knew one,
>but Outlook receive the old questions of mine. If someone has answered it,
>thank you. I tried out the program from Mikhail Ranish and it is excellent.
>http://www.intercom.com/~ranish/part/

You have lot of different bootmanagers. One is lilo, another one is loadlin.
A commercial one is System Commander.

--

Jon Gunnar Rue
Running RedHat Linux

 
 
 

1. linux fdisk hidden fat32 (1b) --> fat32 (0b) = dos fdisk fat16 ???

  Well, well.

  I decided to give Partition Manager's
boot manager a test drive today (QBOOT or
whatever the hell it's called).

  This was on Win98SE.

  I fired it up and got a menu asking me if I wanted to boot
drive J:, which is where I have win2000 installed.

  "Aha,", I thought, "here's a way to boot from Win98SE
right into Win2000. Neat!"

  Not.

  What it did was

  (1) hide my Windows boot partition and set it to Inactive

  (2) set my Windows2000 partition to active, and

then it rebooted the machine.

  Unfortunately, my Windows2000 partition is not bootable.

  Now I can't boot Win98SE to use P.M to unhide my C: drive and I can't
get into Win2k.

  What do I now?

  My first thought was to use Linux fdisk to reverse the process:

  (1) unhide my Windows boot partition, by changing its ID from 1b
(hidden fat32) to 0b (fat32) and make it active,

  (2) make my Win2000 partition inactive

   So, that's what I did, which gave me this:

Disk /dev/hde: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

    Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hde1    *        1       261   2096451    b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/hde2           262      1536  10241437+   f  Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hde3          1537      3066  12289725    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hde5           262       516   2048256    b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/hde6           517       771   2048256    b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/hde7           772      1026   2048256    b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/hde8          1027      1536   4096543+   b  Win95 FAT32

   Next, I booted my Win98 restart disk and ran Windows FDISK
to check the partition info.

   Guess what?

   Windows FDISK now thinks my C: drive/partition is FAT16 -- and the
file names all look like this:

!.#*
!.#*
).+*
).+*
. *
. *
:0398.:03b4*
:0398.:03b4*
:0398.:03b4*
:0398.:03b4*
:03982.:03b42*
:0398:207f.:03b4:207f*
:0398:2219.:03b4:2219*
:0398:221a.:03b4:221a*
:0398:2229.:03b4:2229*
:0398:2248.:03b4:2248*
:0398:2261.:03b4:2261*
:0398:2264.:03b4:2264*

  Anyone seen anything like this before?

  Drives E,F,G, and H seem ok.

  And my Win2000 partition seems ok afaict after booting from the win2k
cdrom and opening the repair console.

  What should I do next?

  How can I unhide my boot partition so Windows FDISK sees it as FAT32?

  Can I boot from the win2k cdrom and then boot Win2000 from the repair
comsole "dos" prompt?

  What should I do next?

--

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