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Getting rid of extra partition

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by ALKERguitar, Oct 12, 2003.

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  1. ALKERguitar

    ALKERguitar Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    I was trying to make my system dual-boot, with Win98 (which I've used forever), and Linux (which I just wanted to install). I got as far as making the two partitions, and then decided I'd rather just have two hardrives, one with Win98 and one with Linux. I currently have two partitions. C:\ has 26 GB and D:\ has 11 GB. something went wrong with the partitioning process, and I think I might have just needed to format the second partition, but I didn't want to... Yada yada, my question is this: How do I get rid of the second partition (D:\) and just have a 37GB C:\ drive again?
    Thanks,
    ~Alker
     
  2. Whiteskin

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    YOu may have to puchase a third party partitioning product, because i have never heard of any reliable non commercial partioning utility.

    PartitionMagic is good.
     
  3. ALKERguitar

    ALKERguitar Thread Starter

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    Awesome possum, thank you much, will do.
    Peace
    ~Alker
     
  4. Whiteskin

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    I'd be very interested if you did however find a really good partitioning utility that is free
     
  5. ALKERguitar

    ALKERguitar Thread Starter

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    So far all that I've found is a shareware program HERE, but I haven't looked very hard... I'm going to try the program right now, I'll post how well it worked for me when I'm done. Thanks again!
    ~Alker
     
  6. ALKERguitar

    ALKERguitar Thread Starter

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    Aaahhhhhh, what do I do? I want to format a partition on my hard drive, because I'm not going to get my second hard drive for a while.. this'll just be temp. I have Redhat Linux, and I was wondering how to format this partition. My choices are:
    FAT32
    NTFS
    Linux Ext2
    Linux Ext3
    BTW, I'm using PartitionMagic.
    Thank you,
    ~Alker
     
  7. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Well if you are going to be putting linux on the second partition you would use Ext2 or 3. But you dont need to use that third party partitioning tool to do that. You can do that during the linux install.
     
  8. Squashman

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    I like PartitionMagic but I thought somebody said they have had success with Ranish Partition Manager.
     
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