Hi Johnson: Great! Yes, FAT32 partitions need to be defragmented first. I thought that was in there. I just checked...I guess if you are not running XP, you don't have XP's disk defragmenter! :-)
NTFS partitions (default for XP) do NOT require defragmentation. Thanks for the note about /dev/sda. Was this a SCSI hard disk? The default for an IDE hard drive is /dev/hda. Glad this worked. Now, that wasn't TOO hard, was it? :-) I've asked the gparted guys to add the feature to set the partition ID, which would eliminate the "fdisk" steps. I hope they will get around to it. BTW, Linux "fdisk" is very powerful, stable, and quite useful! :-) It is much more powerful than the DOS versions. Mark Johnson Lam wrote:
Hi Mark, Thank you very much for your work!! I've got some time yesterday and successfully "dual booted" my office PC. Meet a problem when accessing "dev/hda", and I suddenly found that my office PC have no ATA hard disk, the device should be "dev/sda", you can add a note to your document. Also Gparted will report error when the hard disk fragmented, I got a free WinNT/2K/XP defrag tool from the following website: http://www.whitneyfamily.org/Hacks/default.aspx?item=Defrag Too bad DOS defrag still not working under FAT32. Rgds, Johnson.
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