need help (reclaiming disk space from Fedora for XP)

Jim Cornette fc-cornette at
Sat Dec 24 02:59:55 UTC 2005

Manoj Reddy Palle wrote:

> hi
> i need urgent help. i got 28GB(divided into two drives) dedicated to 
> windows XP and 10GB to fedora core linux. the problem is i want to 
> remove fedora core linux. but i am unable to do it. i tried everyway 
> to remove it. but i am unable to do it. i want to add that 10GB to my 
> windows XP(i have some important info. to be dumped into XP). please 
> reply me how to format linux from my system and add it to my windows 
> XP. its very urgent
> thanks & regards
> Manoj Reddy.Palle
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> <**>

You could toggle the partition type to a type that windows recognizes, 
like type c using fdisk in Linux. There is also tools very well hidden 
in XP which can reclaim the partitions and format them from the XP 
utility. I cannot recall the name for the XP disk management utility. I 
had to use it a few times, but not enough to recall the location. I have 
no XP to look for it either.

I hope this gives you some clues to what you would have to do in either 
linux or XP.


Time sure flies when you don't know what you're doing.

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