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Old 05-23-2002, 08:57 AM   #1
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Cannot remove EXT3 partition.

Hi there,

I flirted with Mandrake Linux for a while and decided that it's not for me as a desktop OS and will be moving back to the dark side. I am trying to remove my EXT3 partitions using Partition Magic Pro 7 in Windows XP. I get error 510: Unsupported file system.

Sure enough, I look on Powerquest's knowledge base and they do not support Ext3.

So, my question is how do I remove my mandrake partitions? I have wiped the MBR record using FIXMBR from the WinXP CD, effectively FDISK /MBR in DOS.

I just need to remove the linux partitions without affecting my Windows partitions. Thanks for any help.

Old 05-23-2002, 09:56 AM   #2
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What about MS fdisk? it should be listed as a Non-DOS partition type.


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