> "Don" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Larry wrote:
>>> I can bear out that Vista (RC2, at least) doesn't like a partition that
>>> was created in Linux, even if deleted and reformatted to NTFS...
>> I can't comment on the rest of your post, but I am curious what you
>> mean by 'doesn't like'. Can you be more 'verbose'?
> Yes...my thoughts exactly. If a partition is deleted then recreated as NTFS
> what difference could that possibly make to the OS?
> Makes no sense to me.
I was dual booting W2K and Fedora Core 4. Linux partitioner was used to
create two Linux partitions, after W2K had been up and running a while.
To install Vista, I wiped out Linux using the W2K partitioner (from W2K
install CD). Deleted two Linux, re-created as one, formatted NTFS. Vista
would install right up to the last time "setting up Vista". Windows boot
manager came up with the choice of 2K or Vista. W2K would load ok, but
selecting Vista (or timing out) was where it got lost. The screen would
stay black, no cursor, absolutely no hard drive activity. Trying to
repair from the Vista install DVD resulted in log indication that Vista
installed successfully. Opening a command window and looking at my D:
drive (Vista partition) revealed that the files had been copied over.
But it never, ever would boot up into Vista.
So I got a brand new drive, formatted NTFS, and Vista installed without
a problem. IIRC, I had read somewhere that Vista was not very happy with
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