August 14th, 2002, 09:26 AM #1
Linux made data cd windows compatible?
If i make a backup data cd in linux, will it work in windows?
i would assume so.. but i am not sure
you see, linux killed windows 2k.. first, it kept talking about installing generic volumes of (presumably..since there was a pic of one) hard drives.. then d:\ dissapeared, now i get a stop message that its not bootable (or something)
i dont see how it could have happened.. since linux installed on a seperate physical drive.. but it did happen
and i need to back up a small amount of files.. lucky me that i just did a full backup a week or so ago
note - i still love linux--Jacob--
August 14th, 2002, 09:33 AM #2
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Yes you can read the cd's on both sides (windows and linux). CDR's have their own filesystems that are not OS specific
If you lost D: not sure why it wouldn't boot into windows unless you keep system information on D: ... I'm guessing you tried safe mode?Helicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
August 14th, 2002, 09:36 AM #3
Are you sure you didnt overwrite the MBR? You should load your linux loader (lilo or grub) on your root partition, not the MBR. However, I hear with many of the latest releases of linux, the new loaders can now be loaded to the MBR because they can recognize NTFS partitions.
Not to rip you, but odds are "linux" didn't kill win2k, you did. But don't worry, we can probably help you fix it. Hopefully you just hosed the MBR and not the actual windows partition itself. I haven't used linux in quite a while, should you be able to see the ntfs partiton from linux? If you can, check to see if its still there and we'll go from there.
August 14th, 2002, 09:37 AM #4
yes all of the CDs I made in linux are readable in MS Windows. Anychance you were wrtting to an NTFS partition?Odds are very good there are several spelling mistakes in this post.
August 14th, 2002, 06:30 PM #5
yeah newbie, i had heard newer ones could boot an ntfs partition, i guess mandrake 8.1's wasnt new enough
and no, i cannot see the ntfs partition, my only windows thing is /mnt/windows and thats d:/
and if i killed 2k, linux was the murder weapon
the ntfs drive was seemingly intact last time it booted up..
there was that installing generic volume thing when it started up, i could not cancel it, and after a while it would reboot the comp..
i have fdisked my mbr a few times, it doesnt seem to affect the windows drive, as it booted after the first fdisk/mbr.. but what seems to be causing issues is drive d:/.. maybe its a non related problem.. or its just a linux and windows conspiracy...
i really dont know what happened
Last edited by JacobM5727; August 14th, 2002 at 06:34 PM.--Jacob--
August 14th, 2002, 06:43 PM #6
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Umm I don't think fdisk /mbr works for 2k.
I think there IS another one but can't remember.
I'd suggest goign through Win2k's repair process and see if that will help.Helicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
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