Liam Bedford wrote:
>> Dos/Win9x gets very confused with more than one primary
> partition. It doesn't support it properly. WinNT/Win2K has
> no problems, but you'll find that Win9x tells you that you
> have multiple drives (something like C: D: E: F: if you have
> two primaries and one extended), and some of them won't
> be formatted or accessible..
>> Linux however, can produce Win95 partitions with no
> problems.. just use the LBA versions (check the type listing)
> Liam Bedford System Administrator
> WBT Systems, Block 2, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt St. 01-4170153
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Mc Donald" <johnmcd at cs.may.ie>
> To: "ILUG" <ilug at linux.ie>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 12:28 AM
> Subject: [Fwd: Re: [ILUG] [Kinda OT] Unable to create new partition.]
>> > I am using MS-DOS fdisk and I don't want to reinstall anything. I was
> > fairly sure that it was possible to have more than one primary FAT
> > partition but MS-DOS's fdisk seems to refuse creating it with my current
> > setup. I'm not sure why this is, but at present I have a 2Gig primary
> > dos partition, followed by a 2Gig extended (with Linux / and swap) and
> > then 2Gigs of free space.
> > Do all primaries have to come before the extended? (I doubt it) The
> > reason I am using MSDOS fdisk is because I seem to remember reading that
> > creating partitions for Win95 under Linux is a bad idea. Is this
> > correct?
> > Thanks,
> > John.
> > D ONeill wrote:
> > > John:
> > >
> > > Are you using MS-DOS fdisk or Linux fdisk?
> > >
> > > Are you trying to accomplish this without a re-install of the OS's?
> > >
> > > You CAN have more than one primary FAT partition.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Dinnchadh O'Neill
> > >
> > > _____________________________________
I've used multiple primary dos partitions before, created using linux
fdisk, without any bother. DOS fdisk won't, apparently, set them up
under any circumstances. However, in most cases, when set up with linux
fdisk, the drives work without a hitch in win95
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