disks not formatted, well, not really

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by wheels, Jul 23, 2011.

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  1. wheels

    wheels Registered Member

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    Did some resizing and creating of partitions on my laptop to attempt dual boot of Win7 and Linux. Since PM wouldn't create reiserfs partitions, I left them at ext4. After formatting to reiserfs and installing Linux, PM shows the disks as unformatted and Boot Manager is no longer working. What gives?
     
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    Spooony Registered Member

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    yes it deleted the windows bootmanager
    download hiren boot cd
    http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/
    burn to disk then boot with it. on the main menu there will be a option to boot windows 7. select it
     
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    wheels Registered Member

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    Thanks, Spooony, I got the Win7 problem resolved, but the two problems remaining have me stumped, and nervous. First, what's with PM and recognizing the Reiserfs partitions? Second, Lilo is now the bootloader, no more PM bootloader. When I did the Linux install, I did choose to have Lilo installed in the MBR. However, last time I tried this, a Windows Update borked the whole machine, causing much pain.

    Maybe I'll just keep a Windows Recovery CD handy.

    But what happened to PM?
     
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