Problem with XP partition

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Thu Aug 30 23:41:42 UTC 2007

On Friday 31 August 2007 04:27:17 Derek Broughton wrote:
> alex wrote:
> > Derek Broughton wrote:
> >> alex wrote:
> >>> manuel mizael gonzalez contreras wrote:
> >>>> Hello, everything was going good, i was able to copy and paste on my
> >>>> xp partition in my ububtu,
> >>>
> >>> This is confusing-----what do you mean by ' xp partition in your
> >>> ubuntu'?  Since when did ubuntu have a partition for windows?
> >>
> >> By default, iirc, as soon as you finish installing Ubuntu on a system
> >> that
> >> already has a Windows partition.  The partition is set up in /etc/fstab.
> >
> > Is this a partition in the usual sese?  I've always thought of  a
> > partition  as an identifiable selected area on the hard drive....
> I'm not seeing the difference.  It is a partition in the sense that you
> have a drive with a DOS partition table - up to 4 "primary" partitions, the
> first of which is generally where Windows is, one (or actually more) of
> which my be "Extended" partitions containing further logical partitions.
> When you install most Linux distros, if they find a Windows vfat partition,
> they'll create a mount point for it, and map it in your /etc/fstab.  I'm
> _not_ sure if Ubuntu does the same if the Windows partition is NTFS.
> --
> derek

Hi Derek

I've installed Ubuntu with xP using an NTFS partition b4, and yes it does the 


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