Copying Windows system using Linux

Rudolf Floers r.floers at
Sat Nov 25 06:25:36 PST 2000

On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 12:21:30PM +0000, Steve Loft wrote:
> On Monday 20 November 2000  1:19 pm, you wrote:
> > # use mkdosfs to format a new partition here it is /dev/hda1 (verify
> > the option) mkdosfs -c -L 32 /dev/hda1
> This seems to have worked from the Linux point of view, but windows 
> isn't happy.  I can read the files perfectly from Linux, but when I 
> boot Windows from LILO, I just get a few garbage characters on the 
> screen.
> If I boot from a Windows 98 floppy, I can see the directory structure 
> OK, but trying to access a file gives me a 'sector not found error'. As 
> I said, I can read the files perfectly under linux.
> Something to do with the size of the disk perhaps?  It's 30GB, and the 
> windows partition is the first 2GB.  I've got 'LBA' set in the BIOS.
> Steve

if you haven't tried yet: format the partition with the windows-tool format,
which should be on the win98 bootdisk.


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