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I have installed mandriva, and now i cannot boot into windows, it comes up with the message "FAIL to get partition 1 drive letter". Is there a way to assign ...
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    [SOLVED] FAIL to get partition 1 drive letter


    I have installed mandriva, and now i cannot boot into windows, it comes up with the message "FAIL to get partition 1 drive letter".

    Is there a way to assign drive letters through linux as i cannot access any of the windows programs like diskpart.exe and CMD.exe etc.

    cheers.

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Execute fdisk -l in Konsole/Terminal and post output here.
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    su - 
    fdisk -l
    * Its small L in fdisk -l.
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    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 1020 8193118+ 12 Compaq diagnostics
    /dev/sda2 1021 7807 54516572 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 7808 14184 51223252+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4 14185 14593 3285292+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 14185 14575 3140676 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 14576 14593 144553+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris


    SDA1 is the hidden recovery partition which it boots into and gives the "FAIL to get...." message
    SDA2 was c:
    SDA3 was d:

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    ok solved it - the boot config wasnt configured rite - it was booting to SDA1 for windows not SDA2 *durr* !!!
    cheers.

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    Boot Loaders setup first partition by default and it create problems if first partition is of Recovery/Diagnostic.
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