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sjkirkpatrick 07-12-2002 12:21 PM

Removing Windows partition from dual-boot system
 
I currently have a dual-boot system with Win2K and RH7.2. I no longer need to have Windows on this particular box, and would like to use the disk space as an additional linux partition. What is the easiest way to do this without having to reinstall Linux?

acid_kewpie 07-12-2002 12:27 PM

a pretty common question, try looking at this thread.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7652#post67652

to make the partition usable tho, you'll want to use fdisk to change the partition type to linux standard or whatever fdisk calls it (type 83 i think) and then format it:

mke2fs -j /dev/hda1

this will make an ext3 journaling file system, omit the -j to just make a normal ext2 system. then just add relevant entries to /etc/fstab


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