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pogue1000

Member
Joined
Nov 28, 2001
Location
Indiana
ok... lil question.
i have 60gb hard drive.

windows2000 on one partition..
and then i installed redhat 8.0

when installing redhat it set up the remaining of my partition that i had left which was bout 35gb.

i dont need that much for linux,, i am just playing.
how do i get this back? and resize it.

partitionmagic will not let me resize it.. only let me resize the swap section.

ok thats bout it.
also, what would be the easiest way to remove this in teh future if i needed to. So that my windows would still boot ok.
right now when i log on it works great, i get the linux booter and can choose.

thanks!
 

PolyPill

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Joined
May 20, 2001
Location
Germany
Depends on your file system, but GNU Parted works well. You're going to have to make the boot disks to resize your root partition.
 
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pogue1000

Member
Joined
Nov 28, 2001
Location
Indiana
windows is on NTFS

and Linux shows it being Linux ext2.

i just wanna cut it basically and make it unallocated.
 

XWRed1

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2001
Its pretty simple to just kill a partition outright with fdisk or cfdisk.