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Old 01-04-2007, 03:17 AM   #1
leveex
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Hi,
I bought laptop Acer Aspire 3100, and there was installed windows on him.
I have deleted all partition with fdisk and created 2 ext3 partition, but when i formatted partition, there still was 1,5Gb used space, but I can't find anything on disk. What is that and how to delete it?

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Old 01-04-2007, 03:52 AM   #2
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How big is the drive? just because you have an 80.0gb drive doesn't mean you will get 80.0 GiB of disk space, the inode table, partition and file accalioation table does take up some space. but if you think there really is something on the drive, delete all the partitions, slap the slackware dvd or cdrom on the drive, boot it, and do this"

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda this zero writes the drive (this may take some time)
cfdisk /dev/hda and create your partitions

After you do this, there shouldnt be ANYTHING but zeros on your drive. (the drive is blank)
 
Old 01-04-2007, 04:19 AM   #3
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no, it's not problem with 80 or 78 gb of hdd.. problem is when I format drive with qtparted it tells me that is used 1,52Gb. And i have deleted all partition with fdisk.
This snapshot was taken with live CD, it mean there is no any thing on hdd.

snapshot
 
Old 01-04-2007, 06:34 AM   #4
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ok, i tried and dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda and it was take some time but still same thing.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 02:38 PM   #5
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Don't use Qtparted, as root use cfdisk to partition your drives, it gives you a ncurses type like menu you can use to make things a little easyer
 
Old 01-05-2007, 02:21 AM   #6
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I did for partitioning, formated with qtparted, I tried mkfs.ext3 thru the console and even low level disk, but still same thing. Now I, give up and installed slack. But anyway thanks for your effort.
 
  


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