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Re: remove partaion



On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 09:47 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Sep 2006, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 12:44 +0530, yogesh banasdairy coop wrote:
> >> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> >> /dev/hda2             7.7G  5.0G  2.4G  68% /
> >> /dev/hda5              15G  331M   14G   3% /backup
> >> /dev/hda1             388M   13M  355M   4% /boot
> >> /dev/hda6              14G   11G  2.3G  83% /data
> >> none                  121M     0  121M   0% /dev/shm
> >>
> >>
> >> hi to all
> >>  i have a partation type as discueed above
> >> i want to delete/remove
> >>
> >> /dev/hda5              15G  331M   14G   3% /backup
> >>  this partation and want to install windows 2000 on that partation
> >> so can u give me help how can i remove the partation so it wiill not effct
> >> the linux and it run as it is
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> tahnks
> >>
> > Why do you neeed to remove it. You could just not mount in Linux and
> > just let the Windows 2000 reformat it.
> >
> > THe real problem is that it is not the first partition on the disk.
> > Windows likes to be in the first partition on the disk.
> 
> Windows doesn't care about being the first partition (witness all those 
> diagnostic and recovery partitions that ship with machines these days).
Let me alter that. In most cases it must be the first bootable
partition, as it is in your machine. I have actually had systems where
it was not the first boiotablke partition and on those Windows sometimes
decindes that the whole disk is a Windows disk and distroys the Linux.
Linux can certainly be booted from an extended partition.
> 
> Windows does need to boot from a primary partition, not a logical 
> partition in the extended partition.  (AFAIK, Linux does also.)  My 
> dual-boot machines have partitions
> 
> /dev/hda1 Diagnostics
> /dev/hda2 Windows C:
> /dev/hda3 Linux /boot (I put GRUB here and make it bootable).
> /dev/hda4 Extended
> /dev/hda5, etc. Other Windows and linux filesystems.
> 
> /etc/fstab isn't all that helpful, except to show that the partition you 
> want isn't critical.  What we really need to see in order to help you is 
> the output of fdisk -l /dev/hda.
> 
> >
> > Using partition magic to move all the partitions over may or may  not
> > work.
> 
> -- 
>  		Matthew Saltzman
> 
> Clemson University Math Sciences
> mjs AT clemson DOT edu
> http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs
> 
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