I installed a second distro on an already double boot partioned computer. I did not bother to erase the previous distro partition, betting that the new installation would overwrite on the partition used by the first distro. But the second distro did not do that. I think it partitioned the partition for windows in order to make some place to it. As far as I can tell, the first distro remained installed on dev/hda2 (windows is on hda1; I have two swap, hda 7 and 9; three data; one devpts; one systfs; and others) – it occupies 10 Gb of my 20Gb, and it is of type “extended”. It is not mounted.
Now, I cannot access to this partition in order to check what’s in there: And I don’t know how to boot from it.
I guess the best solution is just to delete this partition, and then to impart it to my other partitions. But when I begin to do that, via the “Expert Partitioner”, it tells me:
the extended partion contains partions which are currently mounted
It is *strongly* recommended to unmount these partitions before you delete the extended partition. Please choose Cancel unless you know exactly what you are doing."
I chose Cancel. But I don’t know either how to unmount the partitions of the extended partion “Expert Partioner” is talking about. It does not even tell where they are mounted.
I cannot either resize it.
Please help me recover these 10 Gb without spoiling it all.
And once I have these 10 Gb free, where shall I distribute them?