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Old 03-24-2002, 02:10 PM   #1
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I need help big time

Someone please help me....After about 2 months of TRYING to use Mandrake 8.1, I give up....I am have put windows xp back on my computer. I am going to use windows for a little while and then try redhat (i have several books for redhat) (I also need a cooling of period)

Ok here is my problem, I have a 40 gig harddrive and can only use 23 gigs, due to the linux partitions. I have tried fdisk and it deleted my non dos partitions (or so it said), but I still am missing a lot of space.

Can anyone PLEASE help me

I am on the verge of doing this:




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Old 03-24-2002, 02:17 PM   #2
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fdisk is useless for working with linux partitions. didn't mandrake have a partition tool? try searching the web for a better parttion tool.
Old 03-24-2002, 02:38 PM   #3
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Window's fdisk dosent work with linux partitions.
OK, here's what you do, boot off your mandrake cd & remove the linux partitions using diskdrake or whatever mandrake uses to partition drives, set all your hard drive as FAT 32 & format the drives, REBOOT & do nothing else after the partition is formatted, dont go any further.
You should now have windows seeing your whole hard drive.

Last edited by amp2000; 03-24-2002 at 06:10 PM.
Old 03-25-2002, 07:30 PM   #4
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Win 2000 can "see" the Linux partition (tho it can't figure out the fs)
Win 98 can't.

I guess XP can also recognize ur Linux partition.
U just hav to format the thing
There's no need of fdisk ( I don't think there's one in XP .ru using Win98 too?)
Just look around in control panel



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