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Old 10-14-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
gagda1
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Help with disk partitions


Hello,
I'm running FC2. When I installed Linux I figured to used 50GB out of my 80GB disk for Linux and keep the remaining 30GB as FAT32 for ghost image. I don't think I ever created that FAT32 partition however. Now, I would like to reclaim this 30GB for Linux. I just don't know what to do. KDiskFree doesn't see the 30GB. There is only :
/dev/cdrom/
/dev/fd0/
/dev/hda1 size: 98.7MB
/dev/hda2 size: 49.0GB

When I run fdisk -l, I'm getting the following:

Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 14 6514 52219282+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 6515 6628 915705 82 Linux swap

Any help please!

Thanks.
David.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:20 PM   #2
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if you had created the FAT32 partition, it would show up with fdisk...
using fdisk, just try creating a new partition by typing n and see if it tells you there is no more space. otherwise it will guide you through...
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:32 PM   #3
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Your correct you never did create a FAT32 paritition. The 30GB at the moment is just unallocated space. You can either use fdisk or cfdisk to create a partition and then format it with the filesystem of you choice.

If you think you might want more then one partition, create a 30GB extended partition and then you can create any number of logical partitions.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 09:05 PM   #4
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Thank you very much now my new partition is created "/dev/hda4". fdisk gives:
Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 14 6514 52219282+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 6515 6628 915705 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda4 6629 9964 26796420 5 Extended

Now, I want to format my hda4 partition. How? Sorry, I look stupid but I don't want to take the change to try something by myself and loose my existing stuff...

Of course, once formatted, I want to mount it at boot time. Again, I would be glad if you could tell me how.

Linux world is pretty hard but fortunately there is a very friendly and resourcefull community!

Thanks,
David.
 
  


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