Bug 5179 - Linux partitionning bad recognized by Windows 98
Linux partitionning bad recognized by Windows 98
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
crousseau@bnp.fr
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Reported: 1999-09-17 03:02 EDT by crousseau
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:38 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 08:24:08 EST
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Description crousseau 1999-09-17 03:02:32 EDT
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
administration.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 08:24:59 EST
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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