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Old 12-09-2003, 05:43 AM   #1
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cfdisk (slackware 9.1) wont recognise unpartitioned space

I am having problems getting F-disk and cfdisk to recognise the 20GB of unpartitioned space on my HDD. (there are also windows partitions there).

cfdisk only seems to recognise a little 600MB section of unpartitioned space at the end of the drive, and no the 20GB i cleared for it between to NTFS partitions.

here's what i found using fdisk. the only free space not classed as windows was:

dev/ide2 with size of 69786360 blocks (basically that 600 or so space at the end of the drive...)

when trying to use cfdisk again, it said:
FATAL ERROR: Bad Primary partition 0. partition begins after end-of-disk

Oh, and I'm a Linux virgin btw so please be gentle

Old 12-09-2003, 12:56 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem with cfdisk.
It couldn't recognize a FreeBSD partition.
But with fdisk everythig went fine. Try to delete this small partition, reboot and start fdisk again. On your own risk.
Next is BIOS low level formating


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