1. linux fdisk hidden fat32 (1b) --> fat32 (0b) = dos fdisk fat16 ???
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!"
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.
Windows FDISK now thinks my C: drive/partition is FAT16 -- and the
file names all look like this:
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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