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Old 12-29-2001, 07:49 PM   #1
Mug-Root-Beer
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Linux FDISK


Hey, I am having trouble with FDISK... I have used the DOS FDISK, but they are very different... can anyone tell me how to make some partitions correctly or point me to any docs?

I installed win2k, but left 2GB of free information on my hd so i can create my partitions there for linux, and duel boot.

I need to create 3 new partitions. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 12-29-2001, 10:31 PM   #2
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Re: Linux FDISK

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Originally posted by Mug-Root-Beer
Hey, I am having trouble with FDISK... I have used the DOS FDISK, but they are very different... can anyone tell me how to make some partitions correctly or point me to any docs?

I installed win2k, but left 2GB of free information on my hd so i can create my partitions there for linux, and duel boot.

I need to create 3 new partitions. Thanks for your help.
First off, ya gotta watch that "duel boot" :P


It's pretty simple, start by su'ing to (or logging in as) root.

Fire up a terminal and run "fdisk /dev/hda" (for your first hard drive /dev/hdb for the second).

Hit "p" then enter. Should show you a listing of your partitions.

Find the 2 gig partition that you mentioned (or it could be unused space at the end of the disk)

Hit "d" and delete this 2 gig partition (if necessary)

Hit "n" to create a new partition. Size it accordingly. Change the partition type if necessary. Repeat for all three new partitions.

Hit "p" again to see if it looks good to you. Hit "w" and write the changes to the disk if it does.


John
 
Old 12-29-2001, 10:47 PM   #3
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What are you installing?

most distros have druid which is much easier to work with for creating partitions and labeling them.
 
Old 12-30-2001, 12:04 PM   #4
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yeah cfdisk is also extremely easy under slackware
 
Old 12-31-2001, 04:51 AM   #5
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thanks

Thanks for the help, I was installing gentoo linux ( http://www.gentoo.org ), and just dident know how to use linux fdisk..

The 2GB partition was free space, so I just had to create it and change the id to 83
 
  


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