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Old 06-21-2003, 04:10 PM   #1
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please help! partition crisis

I set up my 80gig using parition magic-- I had a 5gig linux ext 2, 3gig linx swap, and the rest was Ntfs for my copy of windows xp. Now, while I was installing slackware 9, I went into cfdisk so I could look at partitions. I am trying to get a feel for linux so I delete then recreate the two linux partitions. I reboot and go into p. magic and I can't see anything it's just a big error #108. So I go and delete all the paritions using cfdisk (I didn't have anything on them) and I look at the top and it says hda: 80023 mb and I'm like ok good. But now when I go back into partition magic and delete everything it tells me my unpartitioned space is equivalent to 76317mb! I have an 80 gig hard drive and I'm missing 4 gigs! I go back into slackware and into cfdisk and it says there are no paritions on the hard drive and the space = 80023 mb. I even put in my windows xp cd to install it and it only shows me one unparitioned volume of 76317. This doesn't affect my linux at all but I'd like to play games on windows and not lose my 4 gigs. Please help me reclaim them!
Old 06-21-2003, 07:12 PM   #2
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um.... shouldn't there be 81920 MB?
anyhow... is parition magice having trouble recognizing the swap partition?


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