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apche93
July 11th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Hi,

I was wondering if there was a specific order of partitions that affected the windows partition drive letter.

For example,

/dev/sda2 might correspond to C: in windows vista

is there such a pattern that one could use?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=855931

That is my previous post which includes the partitions i have. Please help, i reallly need my vista back soon!

Pumalite
July 11th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Check:
sudo fdisk -lu
Windows will be ntfs.

apche93
July 11th, 2008, 07:18 PM
Check:
sudo fdisk -lu
Windows will be ntfs.

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/apche93/Screenshot-1.png

Okay, first of all, i deleted all my previous partitions except the recovery vista partition. Then i made the partitions shown above. So, windows vista is almost completely gone from my OS. I was wondering if settting a partition at /dev/sda2 meant that it would be equivalent to the C: drive in windows. This is b/c when i go thru the recovery of vista, it says that my C: is missing or too small.

Pumalite
July 11th, 2008, 07:34 PM
sda2 is an extended partition. sda3 and sda4 are probably what you are looking for.

apche93
July 11th, 2008, 08:35 PM
sda2 is an extended partition. sda3 and sda4 are probably what you are looking for.

I dont know if u understand my dilemma...

I think that Windows Recovery thinks that /dev/sda2 is C:


I was wondering if thats true or if there is a certain drive correspondence.

Plus Windows REcovery did not recognize sda3 & sda4.


I have an old Windows XP cd, and when i tried to install that, it said that the hd could not be read or something.

Pumalite
July 11th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Double posting is no good.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=855931
Read post # 2 again.