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    Windows OS restore using Ubuntu Live


    I would like to restore windows OS using Linux Live(at work).

    I am able to restore it if I use NTFS file formats i.e the partitions created using fdisk, when formatted using mkntfs is recognized during reboot and I able to run an automated installation process at the windows end.

    If I do the same in Fat32 and format the partition using mkfs.vfat -f32, I am not able to restore the OS. I am also restoring the MBR using the ms-sys command. May I know where am I going wrong?

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    1) Current windows systems won't install nicely on a FAT file system - they need NTFS.
    2) See #1
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    And FWIW, although Win2K and the original NT would install on a FAT file system, I don't think that XP and later systems will.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    And FWIW, although Win2K and the original NT would install on a FAT file system, I don't think that XP and later systems will.
    Thanks for the replies. I just gave up on FAT partitions for XP

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