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Old 11-07-2004, 09:07 PM   #1
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Cool adding windows partition to Linux


Hi Friends,
I'm using red hat linux 9 and windows xp. I've 40 GB hard disk, 30 GB to windoze and 10 to linux. But today my windoze refused to start, and shows nothing. Now I want to completely remove windoze :-) and add the whole hard disk to the linux. So that it is directly accesible to Linux without mounting and I don't need boot loader(GRUB) and Linux starts automatically without boot loader.
Thanx in advance
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:10 PM   #2
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for the bootloader: edit your grub.conf so it only has the 1 entry and reduce the "timeout" time to something small (but not 0 in case of emergency you want to manually boot with some options).

As for the windows partition, if you don't want to lose the data on it, I'm afraid you're gonna be stuck not writing to it, since you won't be able to convert from NTFS to something else I don't think. If you don't mind losing the data, then just fdisk (cfdisk for menu based) it to a linux partition then mkfs a new filesystem for it.

As for not mounting, well everything needs mounting, but things in your fstab will mount on boot (unless noauto is specified).
 
  


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