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Stopping W2K from detecting Linux HDD

By larryny1 ·
I have a dual boot PC which boots RedHat Linux 8.0 and Windows 2000 Pro. Both OSs work fine except the W2K system. It detects my Linux HDD and every time I try to remove it from Device Manager, Windows reboots. I have tried disabling it as well, it reboots as well.

How do I get W2K to "not" reconize this HDD on startup? reason being W2K now starts and shuts down very slow with some event errors.

I have tried removing the Linux HDD from my BIOS and then Windows boots and shuts down fine, so I'm sure that W2K detecting the Linux HDD is the problem.

HDD0= Drive C: W2K
HDD1= Drive Linux

Thanks,
Larry

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by Andrew T. Fry In reply to Stopping W2K from detecti ...

Well first I'd try installing Linux on something other that a FAT/FAT32 formattted partition, use one of Linux formats: ReiserFS(I recommend), ext2/ext3, etc... If it's not possible to reinstall the Linux installation onto one of these formats thenI would suggest purchasing a product like PartitionMagic from PowerQuest. This should allow you to convert the Linux drive from the FAT/FAT32 format to ext2 without losing data or reinstalling. You could also use it's BootMagic program to keep theLinux drive as FAT/FAT32 and have it be hidden when booting to Win2K. Hope that helps.

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by larryny1 In reply to Stopping W2K from detecti ...

The Linux was not installed on FAT32 it was installed on a clean empty no partition drive. W2K still recognizes the drive so I have to disable the drive in windows so windows will run faster

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by larryny1 In reply to Stopping W2K from detecti ...

I logged into Windows as a normal user and disabled the Linux Drive HDD01 (my slave drive)from Device Manager. This seemed to help the startup and shut down of Windows. Also no more Event Log errors. The only thing is if I enable the drive Windows startup and shutdown become very slow?

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