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Old 10-22-2002, 05:24 AM   #1
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i partitioned my hd for a linux installation but i never got around to installing it...i lost the cds and won't want to download or buy any anytime there a way to unpartition these drives? i want my computer to have a complete 20gig drive like it did before...also i wanted to mentioned that i tried merging them in 'Partition Magic 7' but it kept telling me that there is no drive to merge or something like that...any ideas guys and gals????
Old 10-22-2002, 06:28 AM   #2
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You can try to boot your pc from any Linux Distro and use expert mode then delete the partition that create by Linux,after update HDD info then reboot.Don't continue.
Old 10-22-2002, 08:15 AM   #3
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If you don't have the CDs, you can download a smal Linux distro or a Linux repair utility. Tom's pages has a good one diskette version that loads to a RAM disk. You will need the fdisk found in Linux to delete the Linux filesystem partitions and then re-define that fromer Linux space to FAT32.
Old 10-22-2002, 08:17 AM   #4
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Can't you use Partition magic to delete the linux partitions too, then allocate the left over space to the drive you want, or maybe even make another fat32/ntfs drive...


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Old 10-22-2002, 08:59 AM   #5
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i want my computer to have a complete 20gig drive like it did before
If you didn't make a boo-boo to your HDD it is still "a complete 20gig drive", it just has a better filesystem on it
In any case, do you have WinNT/Win2k/WinXPpro install CD or boot floppies? Just pop it in, let the system boot from, go through boot process, in the drives setup screen it will tell you that windows found alien partitions (your real linux partitions), delete them , and format them into NTFS/FAT (32 pigs), after it is done quit the installation.


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