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Hi all, im dual booting Slackware and xp, in xp i just deleted an empty NTFS partition, its now unallocated space. I thought i could just put in the slackware cd and use cfdisk to format it to EXT3, but the unallocated drive isnt showing up :/ Anyone know how i can format this unallocated space in windows or much better in Slackware to EXT3?
You can try booting into slack and using cfdisk there. If no joy that way, you can also try gparted which is a nice graphical partition magic clone for linux that has its own bootable livecd(23MB download):
fdisk is reporting the size of hdb correctly. now you can run
to change the filesystem type to Linux (type 'm' to see a menu of options, type 't' to choose "change a partition's system id", and enter '83' to select a "Linux" filesystem (you can see the list of all types by selecting 'l' at the fdisk prompt), then 'w' to save). after that, mke2fs -j /dev/hdb1 will create an ext3 filesystem.