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well this happened the third time. i installed mandrake 8.1 on free space.The installation went fine,except at the very end when it asked me to about my monitor settings where ...
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    linux made ntfs unknown for windows


    well this happened the third time. i installed mandrake 8.1 on free space.The installation went fine,except at the very end when it asked me to about my monitor settings where it hanged. so i rebooted and linux was running completely problem free.

    THE PROBLEM:
    but when i rebooted to windows i discovered that my E drive was gone.
    disk management shows that the missing drive is there without a drive letter, having filesystem 'NTFS', but under status it shows "unknown drive".
    I hope i am clear.
    Is there anyway i can make it recognizable.help!!
    Thanks

    screenshot of disk partition:
    http://freewebs.com/chessonly/partitions.png

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    i found a workaround . used acronis disk director suite to get my drive back.
    So i know how to solve the problem therefore linux is going to be up and running in no time

    But there r a few more things i will like to know about:

    1.y did this happen :- "the very end when it asked me to about my monitor settings where it hanged. so i rebooted and linux was running completely problem free."

    2. i tried to install a program(and failed) and realized that 6 scripts had to be written for it. is this a huge problem with linux or r these the just first impressions.

    installing linux again(for the 7th time)...mandrake8.1

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    Well, it might help to use a more recent distro, Mandrake is currently at 10.1...

    Also, what do you mean by it needed six scripts written? That sounds rather weird...
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    an update:
    i killed the linux partitions rebooted and my edrive was again gone.

    the problem detected:
    when i rebooted the linux bootmanager was still there(after deleting the partitions. hence the problrm was the mbr 'fixmbr from the winxp cd solved the problem.
    y does this happen i hav no idea.

    as to the six scripts:
    i read instructions on a website about it. The link is not working right now, so i'll tell abt it latter.

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