mounting windows partition automatically on HP Pavilion laptop

Avraham Hanadari rufus at
Mon Jun 15 08:03:52 UTC 2009

Colin Law wrote:
> 2009/6/11 Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at>:
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>> Avraham Hanadari wrote:
>>> I made three partitions on my HP Pavilion laptop, when I dumped Vista.
>>> One is for XP (NTFS); one is for data (NTFS) and one is for Ubuntu 9.04.
>>> All work fine and I have no trouble manually mounting the data partition
>>> from U904.
>>        You NEVER want to mount the data partition that is made for Windows XP.
>> It is a special partition that XP can use to re-load itself.
> I don't understand this comment. I have a dual boot setup with XP and
> Ubuntu and mount the XP partition in Ubuntu so that I can access the
> same data files and have encountered no problems.  Why should I not do
> this?  Also what does 'It is a special partition that XP can use to
> re-load itself' mean?  How can XP reload itself?
> Colin
I suspect Karl misunderstood my description of the partition I made. He 
perhaps is thinking of the "swap" file that enables hibernation and 
restarting XP in the same condition as when closed.

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