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Old 05-16-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
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unhiding a partition in knoppix


Hi,

Good Day to all!

How do i convert a hidden partition to ext3?

Im planning to install Knoppix 5.1 on a 10GB partition on my laptop. qtparted shows it as "Hidden", Windows Vista doesn't detect it at all.

I can only boot Knoppix from disk.

Please make it easy.
 
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How do i convert a hidden partition to ext3?
You could change the partition type, then reformat as ext3 or delete the partition and create a new one, but:


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qtparted shows it as "Hidden", Windows Vista doesn't detect it at all.
...make sure you *really* want that. If it's a laptop it may be your restore partition and if you don't have recovery CDs or a backup and you're fscked if you wipe it. (Making backups being a good practice anyway.)
 
Old 05-19-2008, 01:36 AM   #3
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Hi

I deleted the swap partition then set the 10GB as an extended partition. formatted to ext3 and all is well. However, i still need to figure out how to make the sound work.
 
  


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