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    Change Windows partition letters in Ubuntu

    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!

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    Re: Change Windows partition letters in Ubuntu

    Check:
    sudo fdisk -lu
    Windows will be ntfs.

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    Re: Change Windows partition letters in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    Check:
    sudo fdisk -lu
    Windows will be ntfs.


    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.

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    Re: Change Windows partition letters in Ubuntu

    sda2 is an extended partition. sda3 and sda4 are probably what you are looking for.

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    Re: Change Windows partition letters in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    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.

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    Re: Change Windows partition letters in Ubuntu

    Double posting is no good.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=855931
    Read post # 2 again.

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