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I have two operation system running on my m/c linux 8.0 and windows xp I have 80 gb hard disk and from that only 4gb is assign to linux. I have removed the 15gb partition from win xp but now i am able to create partition in linux for the empty 15 gb. I have tried following command but it is not working for me
than i executed 'n' to create new partition and 'w' to write new partition table and rebooted the machine. but still it's showing 4 gb hard disk only
Once you've created a partition with fdisk then you need to "format" that partition by making the basic filesystem structures the command is a variant of "mkfs" (try "man mkfs" for more info). The variants include things like "mke2fs" - for ext2 filesystem (I use reiserfs).
When you've done that you can reboot. Then you'll need to create a mount point (a directory where you place the new filesystem ... "mkdir") and mount the new partition, eg "mount -t ext2 /dev/hdaX /your/chosen/mount/point"
Now you'll probably want to edit /etc/fstab so that your partition is mounted at reboot.