Windows 7 parition is not recognized by Disk Utility

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Apollo33, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Apollo33 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Here's the output from FDISK:

    Disk: /dev/disk0 geometry: 60801/255/63 [976773168 sectors]
    Signature: 0xAA55
    Starting Ending
    #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size]
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1: EE 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 1 - 409639] <Unknown ID>
    2: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 409640 - 629145600] HFS+
    *3: 07 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 629557248 - 204800] HPFS/QNX/AUX
    4: 07 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 629762048 - 347009024] HPFS/QNX/AUX


    Shouldn't it recognize that the last two partitions are NTFS? In addition, /dev/disk0s3 seems to represent BOTH NTFS partitions... likely why OS X can't read it properly.

    #3 is the WinRE partition that Windows 7 forces you to create.
    #4 is the full NTFS partition containing Windows 7.

    Anyone else had this issue or know how to fix it?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    #2
    Try installing NTFS-3G and see what you get

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Apollo33 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've already done that and I still don't see it. I've even tried mounting /dev/disk0s3 with ntfs-3g through the terminal.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Sorry, but based on your original post I am not really sure of the question

    Can you give another explanation of your issue?
    Maybe even a screen shot of what you are seeing in Disk Utility?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    I think he's trying to see if the kernel will recognize the Windows partition.

    You said you tried the fdisk command. How about trying the df command? The df command will display disk space that's free, so it might recognize the Windows partition.
     
  6. Apollo33 thread starter macrumors regular

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    "df: /dev/disk0: Raw devices not supported"

    Image from Disk Utility when I try to mount:
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