A bit of fdisk help please

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at csir.co.za
Wed Jul 12 11:00:07 UTC 2006

fdisk /dev/hda
if the disk in question is /dev/hda.
Press m for a list of commands.
p will list the currently defined partitions.
Find the numbers of the existing partitions their.
d is the command for removing partitions.
It will ask you for the partition number of the one you want to remove.
Repeat for all the partitions.
Check with the p command.
Once all partitions are gone, use n to create a new partition.
Then use a to change the partition type to the fat32.
once done, use w to write the partition table.
HTH, Willem

On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:

> Hello!
> I've gotten some problem understanding the linux version of fdisk.
> So I need help.
> I want only a fat32 partition. Then I want my fedora install to use the rest of the space available by itself.
> So, how do I do to delete all partitions, and then create a fat32 one?
> Can I get a step by step explanation on how I do this?
> Also, it's complaining that my sylinders are too big. How do I fix this?
> /Kristoffer

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