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Win2000 & Linux (win2k shouldn't detect linux partition!!)

Posted on 2003-03-18
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Since I am a software developer, I need to test software on several OS, so...
I have the following OS on a single drive:
c: Win98
d: WinXP pro
e: Win2000
f: RedHat8 (the last one OS I installed)
g: not used

[c,d,e and g are fat32]

After I installed RedHat 8, WinXP Pro and Win98 are working ok, they are just ignoring the F: partition.

BUT Windows 2000 is loading the F: partition, this is a real problem since it takes a long time to load, and once Windows is loaded every time I open an application or an Open/Save dialog where the drives are displayed windows freezes for several seconds. (20-60 or more....)

I think that there has to be a way to remove the F:, and avoid Win2k o load it..... Do you know how?
Any idea why this happens?

Thanks a lot,
Question by:jag_dev
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Accepted Solution

bonzai earned 2000 total points
ID: 8165954

i propose to hide the driveletter

right click on your "my computer" icon on your Desktop.
in the context menu select "manage"

go to "Disk management"
right click on your "F-Drive", select "change drive letter and path"

press the "remove" button, answer the questions with "yes"

reboot your machine.

your F: should be invisible for your W2k installation.



Author Comment

ID: 8186636
Hi bonzai
I'm sorry I took so long to accept your answer, but I was very busy...
It worked great, I tested it 2 days ago... (I was also waiting to see if someone else had another way to do it.)
Here are your 500 points, you deserve it, since a lot of people couldn't help me...

thanks for your help

P.S. Windows is still taking long time to load... but once loaded it runs great.

Expert Comment

ID: 8193474
windows always takes a long time to load ;-)

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