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Old 03-28-2002, 12:58 PM   #1
Wildjoey
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Unhappy Help, where is the rest of my hard drive?


Here I was last night trying to install Mandrake 8.0 on my extra hard drive of 30gigs. The drive is only used for storage and everthing is backed up. Well anyway, I followed instructions when it came to the hard drive partition, etc. I selected the drive (which is already formatted for Windows) and hit the resize button. I put a figure of 15gigs in the next dialog box. Well after about half an hour it finally showed me the "white area" where I could select that portion and "auto-allocate" for a linux parition. But I noticed that the "white" portion was 19gigs (which is what was left on the drive anway). I didn't want the rest of the drive to be taken for linux... so I hit the undo button and the whole drive once again showed blue and I exited the install. But now here is the fun part. When I go back to Windows and click on the D: drive it only shows it to be a 8.6gig drive instead of 30. Where is the rest of the space? Even in Norton Utilities it shows it to be only 8.6. Can someone please help me. My last resort would be to format this drive... lots of games on there!!! Maybe I missed something in Mandrake. Can I go back in and start over?

Thx, Tim
 
Old 03-28-2002, 02:11 PM   #2
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In windows open a command prompt and type FDISK. option 5 lets you choos which disk to view, from memory it also displays the state of the partition table on your disks. If mandrake has created partitions then there will likely be an UNKNOWN entry or two. what does it say?
 
Old 03-28-2002, 02:24 PM   #3
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Red face fdisk info

OK, I checked again in fdisk... I have two hard disks. I checked the 30gig and it tells me that it is a pri. DOS, 28.624gigs, FAT32.
Total disk space is 28624mbytes.

I says nothing about "unknown" partitions, etc.

But when I double click on "My Computer" and get the properties of my D: drive it says that it only has 8.6 gigs free when in actuality it should have 19.3gigs.

What do you think Mandrake did to my hard disk?
 
Old 03-28-2002, 05:51 PM   #4
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OK. I assume then that the whole of the 1st disk is one partition and its C:, and that D: is the whole of the 2nd disk. I know that NT had an eight gig partition limit. (before sevice pack 3, from memory) XP as we know is basically NT6. (or 5.5 depending on your point of view) It is possible (knowing M$ products as well as I do) that this is a recognition poblem from the initial NT era. If your sure that FDISK says that D: is 28 GB then it probably is. What does 'dir' tell you? 'dir d:\ /s' will give you the total disk size of D: and the space available on the disk, pretty acurately. Whats the result from that?
 
  


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