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  #11  
Old May 19th 10, 07:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Hot-text
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Posts: 1,026
Default Problem with accessing a partition

I really familiar with Partitioning all Software work the some when in
making a Partition!
You have to move the Free Space down from drive to drive Magic 8 can help
in the moving of the Free Space and
Have to Defragment as you go too!

our you will have Fragment it one Drive that go to the Fragment of the Drive
you made bigger!
and the drive will stop working!
Remember that why you here right!



"Andrew" wrote in message
...
Thanks for fast reaction and your suggestions I'm afraid they don't answer
my
questions.
1. Are you really familiar with Partition Magic 8?
It does everyting nicely fand automatically for you, although it has to go
through several steps you are suggesting. It does this using its Wizard(s)
and you decide to some extent how to do it. I've been using it for quite a
time without any problems at all, even in the described by me
configuration.
2. In order to make a partition bigger you have to have free space in the
adjacent partition, not necessarily the next one, as you are suggesting.
3. I don't need C: for DOS either
4. If you use D: for Win 98, then you can't have WinXP in E:, as this is
equivalent of having 2 active partitions at any time, which would only ask
for a disaster. I agree, however, that WinXP should be installed in the
partition following directly Win98, which is the case on my hard disk.


"Hot-text" wrote:

P.S. the XP needed the 80 GB to run good!
O by the way the only Drive you can make Bigger is the last Dive
If you make C:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from D:\
If you make D:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from E:\
If you make E:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from F:\
If you make F:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from G:\
If you make G:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from unallocated,
primary, 87.5 GB

you have to move the Space down form to unallocated
You can not give D:/ 3gb if all the Free Space from E:\ have is to you
have
to Move Free Space Down!
OK

So Start over


"Hot-text" wrote in message
...
No C:\ @500MB for MSDOS need for AutoExec.bat, Boot, Config.sys,
bootsect, boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM, msdownld.tmp
VIDEOROM.BIN, + More
For the way you have it XP Boot is in win 98 For all the BOOT are in
WIN98
you need C:\ for DOS LOOL!

D:\win98
E:\XP
F:\ so on, so on

"Andrew" wrote in message
...
My 160GB Western Digital (48-bit LBA), PATA hard disk (the only HD I
have
on
this machine) is for a reason partitioned as follows:
C: (Win98se, primary, 14.5GB), * (WinXP, primary, 30.6GB), D:
(logical,
11.8GB), E: (logical, 7.6 GB) and * (unallocated, primary, 87.5 GB).
All partitions are FAT32, created with the aid of Partition Magic (of
Power
Quest).
Both OSs have been installed independently of each other.
I keep documents and photos on D: and some older backups on E:. Both
partitions are easily accesible for the active OS.
Yesterday, I tried to cross the 32GB limit (by 3GB) on the WinXP
partition,
by resizing it (while in a hidden status). I did it with the aid of
Partition
Magic 8.0 in Win 98se. After this resizing WinXP seemed to work OK and
I
could easily access the files on the D: and E: partitions. However, I
was
unable to access files on D: from Win98se - their names were
scrumbled.
Strangely enough files on E: were accesible.
After resizing the WinXP partition down to the previous size, clicking
on
D:
issued a message of the type: “D:\ is not accessible, a system device
doesn’t
work”. However, restarting Win98se returned everything to normal.
Do you have any idea about the reason of such a behavior?
Is there any chance to use bigger than 32 GB WinXP partition on my
system
without compromising normal work of Win98se?
Thanks for your help,
Andrew

  #12  
Old May 19th 10, 03:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Andrew[_2_]
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 35
Default Problem with accessing a partition

Hot-text, I appreciate your efforts, I really do and I don't want to say that
your ideas are flat wrong.
The point is that you don't read my text carefully enough and consequently
you are not addressing my problems.
Most likely, this is also why you didn't notice that the drive I made bigger
worked perfectly OK before and after the resizing, which is in contradiction
to what you are claiming in this post.

"Hot-text" wrote:

I really familiar with Partitioning all Software work the some when in
making a Partition!
You have to move the Free Space down from drive to drive Magic 8 can help
in the moving of the Free Space and
Have to Defragment as you go too!

our you will have Fragment it one Drive that go to the Fragment of the Drive
you made bigger!
and the drive will stop working!
Remember that why you here right!



"Andrew" wrote in message
...
Thanks for fast reaction and your suggestions I'm afraid they don't answer
my
questions.
1. Are you really familiar with Partition Magic 8?
It does everyting nicely fand automatically for you, although it has to go
through several steps you are suggesting. It does this using its Wizard(s)
and you decide to some extent how to do it. I've been using it for quite a
time without any problems at all, even in the described by me
configuration.
2. In order to make a partition bigger you have to have free space in the
adjacent partition, not necessarily the next one, as you are suggesting.
3. I don't need C: for DOS either
4. If you use D: for Win 98, then you can't have WinXP in E:, as this is
equivalent of having 2 active partitions at any time, which would only ask
for a disaster. I agree, however, that WinXP should be installed in the
partition following directly Win98, which is the case on my hard disk.


"Hot-text" wrote:

P.S. the XP needed the 80 GB to run good!
O by the way the only Drive you can make Bigger is the last Dive
If you make C:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from D:\
If you make D:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from E:\
If you make E:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from F:\
If you make F:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from G:\
If you make G:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from unallocated,
primary, 87.5 GB

you have to move the Space down form to unallocated
You can not give D:/ 3gb if all the Free Space from E:\ have is to you
have
to Move Free Space Down!
OK

So Start over


"Hot-text" wrote in message
...
No C:\ @500MB for MSDOS need for AutoExec.bat, Boot, Config.sys,
bootsect, boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM, msdownld.tmp
VIDEOROM.BIN, + More
For the way you have it XP Boot is in win 98 For all the BOOT are in
WIN98
you need C:\ for DOS LOOL!

D:\win98
E:\XP
F:\ so on, so on

"Andrew" wrote in message
...
My 160GB Western Digital (48-bit LBA), PATA hard disk (the only HD I
have
on
this machine) is for a reason partitioned as follows:
C: (Win98se, primary, 14.5GB), * (WinXP, primary, 30.6GB), D:
(logical,
11.8GB), E: (logical, 7.6 GB) and * (unallocated, primary, 87.5 GB).
All partitions are FAT32, created with the aid of Partition Magic (of
Power
Quest).
Both OSs have been installed independently of each other.
I keep documents and photos on D: and some older backups on E:. Both
partitions are easily accesible for the active OS.
Yesterday, I tried to cross the 32GB limit (by 3GB) on the WinXP
partition,
by resizing it (while in a hidden status). I did it with the aid of
Partition
Magic 8.0 in Win 98se. After this resizing WinXP seemed to work OK and
I
could easily access the files on the D: and E: partitions. However, I
was
unable to access files on D: from Win98se - their names were
scrumbled.
Strangely enough files on E: were accesible.
After resizing the WinXP partition down to the previous size, clicking
on
D:
issued a message of the type: “D:\ is not accessible, a system device
doesn’t
work”. However, restarting Win98se returned everything to normal.
Do you have any idea about the reason of such a behavior?
Is there any chance to use bigger than 32 GB WinXP partition on my
system
without compromising normal work of Win98se?
Thanks for your help,
Andrew

  #13  
Old May 19th 10, 03:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Andrew[_2_]
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 35
Default Problem with accessing a partition

Hot-text, I appreciate your efforts, I really do and I don't want to say that
your ideas are flat wrong.
The point is that you don't read my text carefully enough and consequently
you are not addressing my problems.
Most likely, this is also why you didn't notice that the drive I made bigger
worked perfectly OK before and after the resizing, which is in contradiction
to what you are claiming in this post.

"Hot-text" wrote:

I really familiar with Partitioning all Software work the some when in
making a Partition!
You have to move the Free Space down from drive to drive Magic 8 can help
in the moving of the Free Space and
Have to Defragment as you go too!

our you will have Fragment it one Drive that go to the Fragment of the Drive
you made bigger!
and the drive will stop working!
Remember that why you here right!



"Andrew" wrote in message
...
Thanks for fast reaction and your suggestions I'm afraid they don't answer
my
questions.
1. Are you really familiar with Partition Magic 8?
It does everyting nicely fand automatically for you, although it has to go
through several steps you are suggesting. It does this using its Wizard(s)
and you decide to some extent how to do it. I've been using it for quite a
time without any problems at all, even in the described by me
configuration.
2. In order to make a partition bigger you have to have free space in the
adjacent partition, not necessarily the next one, as you are suggesting.
3. I don't need C: for DOS either
4. If you use D: for Win 98, then you can't have WinXP in E:, as this is
equivalent of having 2 active partitions at any time, which would only ask
for a disaster. I agree, however, that WinXP should be installed in the
partition following directly Win98, which is the case on my hard disk.


"Hot-text" wrote:

P.S. the XP needed the 80 GB to run good!
O by the way the only Drive you can make Bigger is the last Dive
If you make C:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from D:\
If you make D:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from E:\
If you make E:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from F:\
If you make F:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from G:\
If you make G:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from unallocated,
primary, 87.5 GB

you have to move the Space down form to unallocated
You can not give D:/ 3gb if all the Free Space from E:\ have is to you
have
to Move Free Space Down!
OK

So Start over


"Hot-text" wrote in message
...
No C:\ @500MB for MSDOS need for AutoExec.bat, Boot, Config.sys,
bootsect, boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM, msdownld.tmp
VIDEOROM.BIN, + More
For the way you have it XP Boot is in win 98 For all the BOOT are in
WIN98
you need C:\ for DOS LOOL!

D:\win98
E:\XP
F:\ so on, so on

"Andrew" wrote in message
...
My 160GB Western Digital (48-bit LBA), PATA hard disk (the only HD I
have
on
this machine) is for a reason partitioned as follows:
C: (Win98se, primary, 14.5GB), * (WinXP, primary, 30.6GB), D:
(logical,
11.8GB), E: (logical, 7.6 GB) and * (unallocated, primary, 87.5 GB).
All partitions are FAT32, created with the aid of Partition Magic (of
Power
Quest).
Both OSs have been installed independently of each other.
I keep documents and photos on D: and some older backups on E:. Both
partitions are easily accesible for the active OS.
Yesterday, I tried to cross the 32GB limit (by 3GB) on the WinXP
partition,
by resizing it (while in a hidden status). I did it with the aid of
Partition
Magic 8.0 in Win 98se. After this resizing WinXP seemed to work OK and
I
could easily access the files on the D: and E: partitions. However, I
was
unable to access files on D: from Win98se - their names were
scrumbled.
Strangely enough files on E: were accesible.
After resizing the WinXP partition down to the previous size, clicking
on
D:
issued a message of the type: “D:\ is not accessible, a system device
doesn’t
work”. However, restarting Win98se returned everything to normal.
Do you have any idea about the reason of such a behavior?
Is there any chance to use bigger than 32 GB WinXP partition on my
system
without compromising normal work of Win98se?
Thanks for your help,
Andrew

  #14  
Old May 20th 10, 08:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Hot-text
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 1,026
Default Problem with accessing a partition

Look the the drive You made bigger Will worked perfectly OK True, But the
Dive after it will stop working
Because you are moving Space form that Drive and making it smaller, Not from
the end of the Disk where the unallocated is for it will always be the same
Sizes! until you make the last drive partition bigger, or make a new
partition Drive! That why you move the bigger Down for.

You Defragment Because the Info on the Disk looks like this

01010101010 Free Space 01010101010 Free Space Free Space 01010101010 Free
Space 01010101010 Free Space Free Space
You to Defragment the move the info like this
01010101010010101010100101010101001010101010 Free Space Free Space Free
Space Free Space Free Space Free Space

That way you move the Free Space down not the info 01010

if you move the Info, that Drive it will stop working afterwards but the
bigger one Will worked perfectly
and if you Save a file in the bigger perfectly working afterwards you may
not be able to work that drive no more!



So that is the problems being address here right!

If project requires technicians to do service then call one.

They do for $35 to $45 a hour you look at a 3 to 6 hour job!



"Andrew" wrote in message
...
Hot-text, I appreciate your efforts, I really do and I don't want to say
that
your ideas are flat wrong.
The point is that you don't read my text carefully enough and consequently
you are not addressing my problems.
Most likely, this is also why you didn't notice that the drive I made
bigger
worked perfectly OK before and after the resizing, which is in
contradiction
to what you are claiming in this post.

"Hot-text" wrote:

I really familiar with Partitioning all Software work the some when in
making a Partition!
You have to move the Free Space down from drive to drive Magic 8 can
help
in the moving of the Free Space and
Have to Defragment as you go too!

our you will have Fragment it one Drive that go to the Fragment of the
Drive
you made bigger!
and the drive will stop working!
Remember that why you here right!



"Andrew" wrote in message
...
Thanks for fast reaction and your suggestions I'm afraid they don't
answer
my
questions.
1. Are you really familiar with Partition Magic 8?
It does everyting nicely fand automatically for you, although it has to
go
through several steps you are suggesting. It does this using its
Wizard(s)
and you decide to some extent how to do it. I've been using it for
quite a
time without any problems at all, even in the described by me
configuration.
2. In order to make a partition bigger you have to have free space in
the
adjacent partition, not necessarily the next one, as you are
suggesting.
3. I don't need C: for DOS either
4. If you use D: for Win 98, then you can't have WinXP in E:, as this
is
equivalent of having 2 active partitions at any time, which would only
ask
for a disaster. I agree, however, that WinXP should be installed in the
partition following directly Win98, which is the case on my hard disk.


"Hot-text" wrote:

P.S. the XP needed the 80 GB to run good!
O by the way the only Drive you can make Bigger is the last Dive
If you make C:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from D:\
If you make D:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from E:\
If you make E:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from F:\
If you make F:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from G:\
If you make G:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from unallocated,
primary, 87.5 GB

you have to move the Space down form to unallocated
You can not give D:/ 3gb if all the Free Space from E:\ have is to you
have
to Move Free Space Down!
OK

So Start over


"Hot-text" wrote in message
...
No C:\ @500MB for MSDOS need for AutoExec.bat, Boot, Config.sys,
bootsect, boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM, msdownld.tmp
VIDEOROM.BIN, + More
For the way you have it XP Boot is in win 98 For all the BOOT are
in
WIN98
you need C:\ for DOS LOOL!

D:\win98
E:\XP
F:\ so on, so on

"Andrew" wrote in message
...
My 160GB Western Digital (48-bit LBA), PATA hard disk (the only HD
I
have
on
this machine) is for a reason partitioned as follows:
C: (Win98se, primary, 14.5GB), * (WinXP, primary, 30.6GB), D:
(logical,
11.8GB), E: (logical, 7.6 GB) and * (unallocated, primary, 87.5
GB).
All partitions are FAT32, created with the aid of Partition Magic
(of
Power
Quest).
Both OSs have been installed independently of each other.
I keep documents and photos on D: and some older backups on E:.
Both
partitions are easily accesible for the active OS.
Yesterday, I tried to cross the 32GB limit (by 3GB) on the WinXP
partition,
by resizing it (while in a hidden status). I did it with the aid of
Partition
Magic 8.0 in Win 98se. After this resizing WinXP seemed to work OK
and
I
could easily access the files on the D: and E: partitions. However,
I
was
unable to access files on D: from Win98se - their names were
scrumbled.
Strangely enough files on E: were accesible.
After resizing the WinXP partition down to the previous size,
clicking
on
D:
issued a message of the type: “D:\ is not accessible, a system
device
doesn’t
work”. However, restarting Win98se returned everything to normal.
Do you have any idea about the reason of such a behavior?
Is there any chance to use bigger than 32 GB WinXP partition on my
system
without compromising normal work of Win98se?
Thanks for your help,
Andrew

  #15  
Old May 20th 10, 08:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Hot-text
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 1,026
Default Problem with accessing a partition

Look the the drive You made bigger Will worked perfectly OK True, But the
Dive after it will stop working
Because you are moving Space form that Drive and making it smaller, Not from
the end of the Disk where the unallocated is for it will always be the same
Sizes! until you make the last drive partition bigger, or make a new
partition Drive! That why you move the bigger Down for.

You Defragment Because the Info on the Disk looks like this

01010101010 Free Space 01010101010 Free Space Free Space 01010101010 Free
Space 01010101010 Free Space Free Space
You to Defragment the move the info like this
01010101010010101010100101010101001010101010 Free Space Free Space Free
Space Free Space Free Space Free Space

That way you move the Free Space down not the info 01010

if you move the Info, that Drive it will stop working afterwards but the
bigger one Will worked perfectly
and if you Save a file in the bigger perfectly working afterwards you may
not be able to work that drive no more!



So that is the problems being address here right!

If project requires technicians to do service then call one.

They do for $35 to $45 a hour you look at a 3 to 6 hour job!



"Andrew" wrote in message
...
Hot-text, I appreciate your efforts, I really do and I don't want to say
that
your ideas are flat wrong.
The point is that you don't read my text carefully enough and consequently
you are not addressing my problems.
Most likely, this is also why you didn't notice that the drive I made
bigger
worked perfectly OK before and after the resizing, which is in
contradiction
to what you are claiming in this post.

"Hot-text" wrote:

I really familiar with Partitioning all Software work the some when in
making a Partition!
You have to move the Free Space down from drive to drive Magic 8 can
help
in the moving of the Free Space and
Have to Defragment as you go too!

our you will have Fragment it one Drive that go to the Fragment of the
Drive
you made bigger!
and the drive will stop working!
Remember that why you here right!



"Andrew" wrote in message
...
Thanks for fast reaction and your suggestions I'm afraid they don't
answer
my
questions.
1. Are you really familiar with Partition Magic 8?
It does everyting nicely fand automatically for you, although it has to
go
through several steps you are suggesting. It does this using its
Wizard(s)
and you decide to some extent how to do it. I've been using it for
quite a
time without any problems at all, even in the described by me
configuration.
2. In order to make a partition bigger you have to have free space in
the
adjacent partition, not necessarily the next one, as you are
suggesting.
3. I don't need C: for DOS either
4. If you use D: for Win 98, then you can't have WinXP in E:, as this
is
equivalent of having 2 active partitions at any time, which would only
ask
for a disaster. I agree, however, that WinXP should be installed in the
partition following directly Win98, which is the case on my hard disk.


"Hot-text" wrote:

P.S. the XP needed the 80 GB to run good!
O by the way the only Drive you can make Bigger is the last Dive
If you make C:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from D:\
If you make D:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from E:\
If you make E:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from F:\
If you make F:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from G:\
If you make G:\ bigger it will take the Free Space from unallocated,
primary, 87.5 GB

you have to move the Space down form to unallocated
You can not give D:/ 3gb if all the Free Space from E:\ have is to you
have
to Move Free Space Down!
OK

So Start over


"Hot-text" wrote in message
...
No C:\ @500MB for MSDOS need for AutoExec.bat, Boot, Config.sys,
bootsect, boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM, msdownld.tmp
VIDEOROM.BIN, + More
For the way you have it XP Boot is in win 98 For all the BOOT are
in
WIN98
you need C:\ for DOS LOOL!

D:\win98
E:\XP
F:\ so on, so on

"Andrew" wrote in message
...
My 160GB Western Digital (48-bit LBA), PATA hard disk (the only HD
I
have
on
this machine) is for a reason partitioned as follows:
C: (Win98se, primary, 14.5GB), * (WinXP, primary, 30.6GB), D:
(logical,
11.8GB), E: (logical, 7.6 GB) and * (unallocated, primary, 87.5
GB).
All partitions are FAT32, created with the aid of Partition Magic
(of
Power
Quest).
Both OSs have been installed independently of each other.
I keep documents and photos on D: and some older backups on E:.
Both
partitions are easily accesible for the active OS.
Yesterday, I tried to cross the 32GB limit (by 3GB) on the WinXP
partition,
by resizing it (while in a hidden status). I did it with the aid of
Partition
Magic 8.0 in Win 98se. After this resizing WinXP seemed to work OK
and
I
could easily access the files on the D: and E: partitions. However,
I
was
unable to access files on D: from Win98se - their names were
scrumbled.
Strangely enough files on E: were accesible.
After resizing the WinXP partition down to the previous size,
clicking
on
D:
issued a message of the type: “D:\ is not accessible, a system
device
doesn’t
work”. However, restarting Win98se returned everything to normal.
Do you have any idea about the reason of such a behavior?
Is there any chance to use bigger than 32 GB WinXP partition on my
system
without compromising normal work of Win98se?
Thanks for your help,
Andrew

  #16  
Old May 21st 10, 11:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Steven Saunderson
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 37
Default Problem with accessing a partition

On Tue, 18 May 2010 04:26:01 -0700, Andrew
wrote:

My 160GB Western Digital (48-bit LBA), PATA hard disk (the only HD I have on
this machine) is for a reason partitioned as follows:
C: (Win98se, primary, 14.5GB), * (WinXP, primary, 30.6GB), D: (logical,
11.8GB), E: (logical, 7.6 GB) and * (unallocated, primary, 87.5 GB).
All partitions are FAT32, created with the aid of Partition Magic (of Power
Quest).


Can you provide any more details about the partitions ?
a) Why doesn't the WinXP partition have a drive letter ? If they're all
FAT32 then Win98 should see them all.
b) Are the partitions FAT32 LBA (type 0x0C) or FAT32 CHS (type 0x0B) ?
c) Is the extended partition type 0x05 or 0x0F ?

I don't have any definite ideas about the problem but some more details
might help. Although the drive is 160GB you've only allocated about
73GB so it should all be accessible via 28-bit LBA.

Cheers,
--
Steven
  #17  
Old May 21st 10, 11:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Steven Saunderson
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 37
Default Problem with accessing a partition

On Tue, 18 May 2010 04:26:01 -0700, Andrew
wrote:

My 160GB Western Digital (48-bit LBA), PATA hard disk (the only HD I have on
this machine) is for a reason partitioned as follows:
C: (Win98se, primary, 14.5GB), * (WinXP, primary, 30.6GB), D: (logical,
11.8GB), E: (logical, 7.6 GB) and * (unallocated, primary, 87.5 GB).
All partitions are FAT32, created with the aid of Partition Magic (of Power
Quest).


Can you provide any more details about the partitions ?
a) Why doesn't the WinXP partition have a drive letter ? If they're all
FAT32 then Win98 should see them all.
b) Are the partitions FAT32 LBA (type 0x0C) or FAT32 CHS (type 0x0B) ?
c) Is the extended partition type 0x05 or 0x0F ?

I don't have any definite ideas about the problem but some more details
might help. Although the drive is 160GB you've only allocated about
73GB so it should all be accessible via 28-bit LBA.

Cheers,
--
Steven
  #18  
Old May 22nd 10, 12:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Andrew[_2_]
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 35
Default Problem with accessing a partition

More details!
a. I run the WinXP Home edition.
If you assign the active partition, Partition Magic hides automatically the
other primary partitions, as having 2 active would call for disaster.
Therefore lack of the letter. If I want to start WinXP, then I make its
partition active and Win98 is automatically starred. My both OSs use the
letter C:, as working partition must be on the primary disk (disk 0) on the
partition C:. On the hard disk my WinXP partition is located directly after
the Win98 one.
b&c. My MoBo and hard disk support LBA48. My partitions, according to
Partition info a
Win98se 0C (Hex) FAT32X
WinXP 1C FAT32X
Extended 0F Extended X
D: 0C FAT32
E: 0B FAT32
Unallocated.
(The WinXP, D:, and E: partitions use also FAT extensions - VFAT LFNS)
I must add that after resizing the WinXP partition (from Win98) to 35GB, I
could make accesibility checks on D: without restarting computer to Win98.
Yet, the E: partition was accessible under these conditions.
Regards,
Andrew


"Steven Saunderson" wrote:

On Tue, 18 May 2010 04:26:01 -0700, Andrew
wrote:

My 160GB Western Digital (48-bit LBA), PATA hard disk (the only HD I have on
this machine) is for a reason partitioned as follows:
C: (Win98se, primary, 14.5GB), * (WinXP, primary, 30.6GB), D: (logical,
11.8GB), E: (logical, 7.6 GB) and * (unallocated, primary, 87.5 GB).
All partitions are FAT32, created with the aid of Partition Magic (of Power
Quest).


Can you provide any more details about the partitions ?
a) Why doesn't the WinXP partition have a drive letter ? If they're all
FAT32 then Win98 should see them all.
b) Are the partitions FAT32 LBA (type 0x0C) or FAT32 CHS (type 0x0B) ?
c) Is the extended partition type 0x05 or 0x0F ?

I don't have any definite ideas about the problem but some more details
might help. Although the drive is 160GB you've only allocated about
73GB so it should all be accessible via 28-bit LBA.

Cheers,
--
Steven
.

  #19  
Old May 22nd 10, 12:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Andrew[_2_]
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Posts: 35
Default Problem with accessing a partition

More details!
a. I run the WinXP Home edition.
If you assign the active partition, Partition Magic hides automatically the
other primary partitions, as having 2 active would call for disaster.
Therefore lack of the letter. If I want to start WinXP, then I make its
partition active and Win98 is automatically starred. My both OSs use the
letter C:, as working partition must be on the primary disk (disk 0) on the
partition C:. On the hard disk my WinXP partition is located directly after
the Win98 one.
b&c. My MoBo and hard disk support LBA48. My partitions, according to
Partition info a
Win98se 0C (Hex) FAT32X
WinXP 1C FAT32X
Extended 0F Extended X
D: 0C FAT32
E: 0B FAT32
Unallocated.
(The WinXP, D:, and E: partitions use also FAT extensions - VFAT LFNS)
I must add that after resizing the WinXP partition (from Win98) to 35GB, I
could make accesibility checks on D: without restarting computer to Win98.
Yet, the E: partition was accessible under these conditions.
Regards,
Andrew


"Steven Saunderson" wrote:

On Tue, 18 May 2010 04:26:01 -0700, Andrew
wrote:

My 160GB Western Digital (48-bit LBA), PATA hard disk (the only HD I have on
this machine) is for a reason partitioned as follows:
C: (Win98se, primary, 14.5GB), * (WinXP, primary, 30.6GB), D: (logical,
11.8GB), E: (logical, 7.6 GB) and * (unallocated, primary, 87.5 GB).
All partitions are FAT32, created with the aid of Partition Magic (of Power
Quest).


Can you provide any more details about the partitions ?
a) Why doesn't the WinXP partition have a drive letter ? If they're all
FAT32 then Win98 should see them all.
b) Are the partitions FAT32 LBA (type 0x0C) or FAT32 CHS (type 0x0B) ?
c) Is the extended partition type 0x05 or 0x0F ?

I don't have any definite ideas about the problem but some more details
might help. Although the drive is 160GB you've only allocated about
73GB so it should all be accessible via 28-bit LBA.

Cheers,
--
Steven
.

  #20  
Old May 22nd 10, 12:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Steven Saunderson
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 37
Default Problem with accessing a partition

On Sat, 22 May 2010 04:19:01 -0700, Andrew
wrote:

More details!
a. I run the WinXP Home edition.
If you assign the active partition, Partition Magic hides automatically the
other primary partitions, as having 2 active would call for disaster.
Therefore lack of the letter. If I want to start WinXP, then I make its
partition active and Win98 is automatically starred.


This makes sense but it isn't really necessary. I used to setup disks
with two primary partitions (and an extended one) and install a backup
version of the OS on the second primary one. If the user got into big
problems I would change the bootable flag from the first to the second
and start the PC using the backup OS. Then I could fix the real OS in
the first partition and then restore the bootable flags so the PC ran
normally. It sounds like Partition Magic changes the type of the
partition (e.g. 0C to FF) to make it inaccessible. This shouldn't cause
a problem unless you want to access the disabled partition (e.g. to back
it up).

Partition info a
Win98se 0C (Hex) FAT32X
WinXP 1C FAT32X
Extended 0F Extended X
D: 0C FAT32
E: 0B FAT32


It looks like D: is FAT32X (type 0x0C) which is good. I don't like the
fact that E: is type 0x0B. Win98 IO.SYS has a problem when encountering
a mix of LBA and CHS volumes in the extended partition.

Can you change the type of D: from 0x0B to 0x0C ? I think this will fix
the problem. If you can't then please check
http://home.exetel.com.au/~phelum/w98.htm to read about my fix for
Win98 IO.SYS.

Cheers,
--
Steven
 




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