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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Windows 2000 Tries To Read Linux Partition

Posted by: WakeUpBomb Oct 21 2002, 04:41 PM

Hey, OK, I apoligise if this has been asked before. But iv'e recently installed Mandrake 9.0, and its set up on a seperate partition to my Windows 2000 one. Now, the problem is when I boot into Windows it tries to read the linux partition (being the silly retard that it is). And this in turn slows down my whole PC. So, obviously i'd prefer it if this didn't happen. Any ideas?

The linux partition is ext3 (i think)
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated smile.gif

Thank you


Posted by: neptune Oct 22 2002, 08:16 AM


What do you mean "it tries to read the linux partition"? How do you know its trying to read that partition? What happens exactly?

More details please smile.gif


Posted by: WakeUpBomb Oct 22 2002, 03:06 PM

Well it tries to display the parition, it gives it a drive letter. So, for example it calls it E:, and Win2k just slowws down hugely. After about 5mins its ok though, it seems to realise it can't do anything with it and gives up. But its still there as a letter.

This person here has the same problem

argh. its annoying


Posted by: neptune Oct 22 2002, 03:19 PM

That's very peculiar! Shouldn't be happening at all. I would suggest the same thing that's in the other thread - try to 'remove' the linux drive letter from Windows' disk manager tool and see if that works.

Was there anything previously on the Linux partition (anything from the Windows world I mean)? Things such as recycle bin, swap file, etc.? Would be a good idea to check for those also.


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