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Old 10-18-2004, 01:00 AM   #16
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I also want to give my windows partion the kick

The problem is my MBR is on the windows partition.

Here is fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77545 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 20325 10243768+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 20326 20528 102312 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 20529 75464 27687744 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 75465 77545 1048824 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 75465 77545 1048792+ 82 Linux swap


How can delete the windows partition without destroying the MBR or how can I rebuild the MBR afterwards?

I plan to use the windows partition as /home

Thanks,
 
Old 10-18-2004, 02:46 AM   #17
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Re: Deleting Windows Partition

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Originally posted by LinuxSeeker
I have 2 partitions in my hdd. My Linux partition is almost full and I need to use the second partition (Windows).

1 Can I just delete the Windows partition and use its space for Linux?
2 If I format it with the ext3 filesystem will I be able to merge it with my existing "/" Partition?
3 Can I just format it with the ext3 filesystem and use it...?
1. You can delete the win partition and then format it for linux to use

2. Yes i believe you can

3. Yes you can


You should be able to do ALL of this with "diskdrake" which you will find in the control centre. It gives you a nice graphical representation of the partitions.

Just as a precaution, I advise that you read the documentation for diskdrake first, it should tell you all you need to know. You will find the documentation under "start-documentation-mandrake documentation ". If it`s not there, it will be on your install disks.

cheers
 
Old 10-18-2004, 04:34 AM   #18
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QTparted will do it.

First boot into windows and remove anything you dont want and havent used.

Then Defrag.

exit windows and boot linux.

start qtparted, hang on, qtparted ......http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat...6.rpm.html....

to download.

depends on 2 others.-disk 1 and disk 4. on MDK 10.1

.......http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i586.rpm.html

.......http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i586.rpm.html

Type ...qtparted... in console to resize, (qtparted shows shaded areas where existing file system is.) and modify existing filesystems/partitions.

Hope this helps.
 
  


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