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Old 06-15-2005, 06:07 AM   #1
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about partitions

I am using FC3. I have windows on

/dev/hda1 --- *

and linux on

/dev/hda7 ---- /
/dev/hda9 ---- /home

How can i delete all the windows partitions and add them into linux partitions.

Thanks in anticipation
Old 06-15-2005, 06:17 AM   #2
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How can i delete all the windows partitions and add them into linux partitions.
By using your favorite partitioning program

cfdisk is pretty nice and fairly intuitive. Delete the windows partitions, then create new partitions. You may want to read the cfdisk manual first.

hth --Jonas
Old 06-15-2005, 06:45 AM   #3
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....go thru the procedure......of deleting partitions and creating new ones.....pretty simple...........
then use
mkfs."fstype" on the parttion to get a file system table on to it......(basically the super block stuff man)
add the mounting details to /etc/fstab and you are done........
Old 06-15-2005, 06:53 AM   #4
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If you like GUI, you might want to try qtparted. I think it's available on FC3, although I first saw it on FC4, Test 3. It's a nice front-end to parted, which is, by itself, a good partition editor.

Do remember, though, that any patrition editing should only be done after a complete system backup. You may think you're only changing one partition, but Murphy may think otherwise.


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