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    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
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    I just installed Mandrake Linux 9.2 on a seperate partation from Windows Xp Pro. Linux is up and running fine, but Windows is starting to give me trouble.

    When I start Windows, it runs Chkdsk at startup. It thinks that there is something wrong with the drive (F) that I put the Linux partition on.

    I searched google and the best answer I could find is to change the registry by doing this
    Stop CHKDSK from running at boot time.


    1.Edit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
    2.Change the BootExecute entry from:

    autocheck autochk * /.........

    To:

    autocheck autochk *
    But it already is [autocheck autochk *]. Any suggestions?
    I miss the days of random nut '03
    Click for more activation options, then activate by telephone. Run the keygen.
    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

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    Originally posted by lightshow@13 February 2004 - 11:34
    I just installed Mandrake Linux 9.2 on a seperate partation from Windows Xp Pro. Linux is up and running fine, but Windows is starting to give me trouble.

    When I start Windows, it runs Chkdsk at startup. It thinks that there is something wrong with the drive (F) that I put the Linux partition on.

    I searched google and the best answer I could find is to change the registry by doing this
    Stop CHKDSK from running at boot time.


    1.Edit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
    2.Change the BootExecute entry from:

    autocheck autochk * /.........

    To:

    autocheck autochk *
    But it already is [autocheck autochk *]. Any suggestions?
    Did windows know of drive F before you installed linux on it?

    Just guessing but maybe it thinks it is messed since you put a new fs on it

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    Yeah, windows knew that I had a drive F. And yes, that (having two fs on one hard drive..which seems like a bad idea, but it works) is the reason chkdsk is happening.
    I miss the days of random nut '03
    Click for more activation options, then activate by telephone. Run the keygen.
    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

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    It's really not that complicated. I do not understand why people have installation problems as such. I have installed multiple distros of linux on duel boots with the same o.s. and have never ran into such a problem. There is no type of advanced way I install linux I install it just like you and my xp pro never gave me such an error.

    You are probably running some type of third party disk service or utility that is causing that to happen. Whatever the case it has nothing to do with xp pro because xp cant even read ext2 or ex3 native linux filesystem and partitions and therefore would not even attempt to check for errors.

    There may also be bad sectors on that disk. How is your partiton set up in Mandrake?
    By default I think Mandrake sets up a :

    /home
    /boot
    /usr
    /var
    /swap
    /
    and some other crap. All thoose are not really necessary All you need for a linux install is a:

    /boot
    /
    /swap

    But you have to do an advanced install in mandrake in order to do your own partitions. You just type in expert at the boot prompt

    boot: expert

    Anyway, I would make sure you check and see if any other third party disk apps or utilities are installed or have been installed that may be affecting that.

    And if all else fails then just delete the linux partitons and start again. The main thing is to make sure your xp partitions are ok since I assume that's your main o.s. that you use day to day.

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    Ok, thanks. I think I'll delete the partition and start again (new Linux install).
    I miss the days of random nut '03
    Click for more activation options, then activate by telephone. Run the keygen.
    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

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