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lost a HD

by desanti / February 27, 2007 1:47 AM PST

i installed linux kubuntu on my d: drive and created
on the MBR on the c: drive with the ability to select what OS
i wanted to work on.however,now when i go into win98se OS
my d: drive shows as a cd-rom not an 80gig HD.
i removed the change to the MBR but no good.
if i am in the wrong forum my apologies.
specs: win98se
ram 512
c: 16gig
d: 80gig

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What shows when you boot from diskette?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2007 1:56 AM PST
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Re: lost a HD
by Kees Bakker / February 27, 2007 6:15 PM PST
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When in Windows 98 (or from the bootdisk) do a
fdisk /status
from the MS-DOS prompt.

See what it tells you about the hard disks present.


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info on fdisk
by desanti / February 27, 2007 6:39 PM PST
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it shows only my c: drive.

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Re: fdisk
by Kees Bakker / February 27, 2007 7:25 PM PST
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If your d:-drive is a physical hard disk, fdisk should show it and tell you what type partition is on it (could be FAT32, if that's what you installed Linux on, or Unknown, if it's something fdisk doesn't know). If it's a partition on the same physical drive, it fdisk should tell you also (but only report one drive, of course).

Time to go into the BIOS-setup, and see what that reports for the IDE-drives.

If fdisk /status doesn't know the drive, surely Windows doesn't know about it. That's proper.
As long as you don't want to access the Linux-drive from Windows 98 (why should you?) and with Linux working, I wouldn't mind about it not being seen in Windows. If there's no hard disk, the cd-rom becomes d:, that's proper also.

Hope this helps.


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