Bug 5179 - Linux partitionning bad recognized by Windows 98
Summary: Linux partitionning bad recognized by Windows 98
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
URL: crousseau@bnp.fr
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-09-17 07:02 UTC by crousseau
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 13:24:08 UTC

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Description crousseau 1999-09-17 07:02:32 UTC
If trying and install Linux with many partitions (/, /usr,
/usr/local, /home, /tmp, ......) which obliges Linux to
create an extended partition, this partition is detected by
Windows 98 as a new logical disk (which produces a pretty
good looking offset in the drives letters). This is not like
that with Windows NT.
The solution i took was to create only 3 large partitions :
/, /usr and SWAP, but that's not fair with UNIX

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 13:24:59 UTC
This is not a bug, but rather the way that Win98 is treating linux partitions.
You said yourself that NT does not have this problem.

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