Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-07-2002, 06:46 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Fresno
Distribution: Mandrake 8.1
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Angry Want my drive back...who's going to give it to me??

Ok I have win xp on drive C (20 gig) and Mandrake 8.1 on drive F (9 gig).

I want to completely format drive F (Linux Os) and have no Idea how to do it?? Seems like it should be an easy task...but I don't know where to start.


Old 04-07-2002, 07:19 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 235Reputation: 235Reputation: 235
umm.. linux doesn't recognize drive letters.. but if you want your F drive back or the space for winXP, just load up your favorite format program like fdisk or cfdisk.. delete that partition, format it as ntfs or fat32 so your XP can use it..

or you can always load up your mandrake cd, start the install, when it comes time to format your partitions, just create a fat or ntfs partition, format it and then reboot.. there you go, no more linux parititon..

Last edited by trickykid; 04-07-2002 at 07:36 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to give a drive write access to all users in FSTAB? (ext3) jon_k Linux - Software 2 12-19-2004 10:46 PM
Linux takes RAM and doesn't give it back! rootking Linux - Hardware 4 06-19-2004 10:12 PM
It's my time to give back! ipn1nj4 Member Intro 1 06-11-2004 04:08 PM
How can I give rights for using Floppy Drive to other users? dineshjk Linux - Newbie 2 05-07-2004 04:58 AM
How do you give back? 46and2 Linux - General 14 10-11-2002 06:18 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration