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Boot Partition is Extended Partition!!

Posted on 2004-10-11
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I didn't even notice until I had already installed w2k3 and set it all up, but the boot partition (C:) is an EXT DOS partition!! It's NTFS, but I noticed something was strange when the system files where on a different partition. All of the system partitions are on the D: partition. I tried moving them to the boot partition and then setting the C: partition as active with fdisk, but it wouldn't boot, so I had to change it back. Why did it set the C: partition as an extended partition when I installed w2k3? How can I change it to the primary partition? I would really like to have the system files on the same partition as the boot files, but I can't do that until the partition is not extended. Thanks for you help.
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powerquest's volume manager can do this type of thing for you as long as the dirve hasn't been set as a dynamic drive.
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Yikes. Isn't changing the boot partition a little risky for a server though?
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maybe im confused,,,, but isn't that what you are trying to do?
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Yeah... I guess that was a dumb question :). I guess I was just hoping there was a way to change the partition from extended to primary without the use of third party software.
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