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Old 08-30-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
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Quick partitioning question.


If I have Windows XP and Slackware 10 installed on a 30 gig hd, and Ive got 5 free megs of unused space (IE the OSes only take 25 gigs combined), how do I format the unused space to allow it to be used by either Windows XP or Slackware? I cant seem to make a fat32 partition with slackware...
 
Old 08-30-2004, 07:47 PM   #2
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fdisk /dev/hda
then 'n' option to create a new partition. It'll probably create Linux partition by default, but you can use 't' option to change the type. Interesting ones for you:
b Win95 FAT32
c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
e Win95 FAT16 (LBA)
f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
 
Old 08-30-2004, 07:50 PM   #3
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so.. you've got 5 gigs not partitioned space.....think you should use xp to
partition & format.

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Old 08-30-2004, 07:59 PM   #4
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Will both Windows XP and Slackware 10 be able to acces Win95 FAT32? And what is the difference between regular FAT32 and Ext?
 
Old 08-30-2004, 08:08 PM   #5
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ext2/ext3 is a linux file-system, windows cannot use it ,
fat16/32 is a windows file-system and linux can read and write it.

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Old 08-30-2004, 08:21 PM   #6
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Oops, sorry, I didnt clarify. I know what Ext2/3/Reis etc are, but I meant to ask what the difference between Fat32 and Fat32 Ext'd is.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 08:41 PM   #7
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a HD can have 4 Pri. or 3 Pri and one Ext. partitions max. if you make one of them ( 4 ) extended, you can make a lot ( i think upto 60 ) logical stations in that extended part.

so an Ext. part. is useless untill you make a logical station in that partition
( if hda4=Ext then the first usable logical part. will be hda5 )
( God knows why... )

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