From: Dave Airlie (david.airlie at domain ul.ie)
Date: Wed 12 May 1999 - 13:41:25 IST
> Well it seems to me you can. I worked exclusively in Linux after the install
> but I was having trouble getting my tinet connection up and running so I decided
> to use NT. NT wouldn't boot. I was, at that stage, still getting the menu for
> NT and Safe Mode and Windows. I decided to boot into 95 and that worked. I
> went back into Linux and tried to mount the 95 partition. After that it
> wouldn't boot anymore. I tried to mount NT immediately after installing Linux.
> The evidence seems to suggest that mount screwed my partitions in some way.
> If I have to sacrifice data on the 95 parition then thats OK but losing NT would
> be a real pain as thats where I do all my developemnet.
I think if you read the mount code you'll notice it doesn't write to the
disk, more than likely booting 95 trashed the living b*****ks out of it
... put it this way if you had tried a read-only mount it do the same
Here would by my take, do you have a bigger than 8GB disk or a BIOS that
has troubles in the area, check what C/H/S Linux reports, check what the
BIOS reports, I'd say what happened was Linux got a different C/H/S than
95/NT, and when you installed it it went somewhere it shouldn't, when you
ran 95/NT they did something else, the Linux did something else completely
different ... I love BIOS geometry stuff its just sooo f'ed up as to be
Also NT pre-SP4 has problems with large disks, as I discovered after
trying to install NT4SP1 from CD, and 95 hates everything..
So I'd say playing with fdisk, you might persuade it to come back, mail
your fdisk partition list to this list, and mail the disk detection
section of your boot-up log, ... put it this way mounting the partition
wrong cannot destroy your disk, if it can, well I should have not many
drives left ...
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