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Then booting from Red Hat Installation CD, and letting the Autopartition take care of the 2nd 10GB avaliable. Thanks Wheerdam. ANY AND ALL HELP WILL SURELY BE APPRECIATED. Back to top #8 OFFLINE Peachy Peachy Anarquista De Sartorial Forum Moderators 5,398 posts Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:41 PM The reason FDISK isn't working is because the drive

If you create a small partition for the OS and programs, and use the rest of the drive for data, it makes reinstallation much simpler, because the data will be untouched If so and if that partition was formated with Linux's own file system, fdisk will not recognize the partition. I *can* boot to a shell with one of my Red Hat installation CD's. Good Luck rugrat, Jan 18, 2003 #5 vzzt!

Staff Online Now Triple6 Moderator davehc Trusted Advisor flavallee Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Earlier Versions of Windows > Home Forums Forums Quick Links reply: primary dos partition already exists - Create extended dos partition? You can try XFDISK..... Reply With Quote 12-12-2002,05:40 PM #5 RLT65 View Profile View Forum Posts Senior Member Join Date Oct 2000 Location Atlanta Posts 563 My Gosh!!! so i end up with extended dos partition at 50% and thats it.

  1. RT Reply With Quote 12-13-2002,07:09 AM #6 rangeral View Profile View Forum Posts EX Moderator-May He Rest in Peace Join Date Oct 1999 Location staten is.,ny Posts 4,583 I thought ntfs
  2. Enter in the Drive Letter of the drive that you want to delete. 8.
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  5. In the middle of the Win98 Install right now. (wish I could change the title of this thread to "Setting up a Win98/RedHat dual boot") wheerdam Posts: 2771Joined: March 30th,

I've encountered 2 main possibilities in this sort of scenario... Note: No logical drives exist on the disk. i am trying to delete the extended dos partition, OF WHICH WILL NOT DELETE, and then reformat to windows me. If CTH has helped you, please consider liking and sharing us on Facebook Search Forums Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page...

WebsiteYIM Posted September 6th, 2003, 12:28 pm I wonder how it works... the problem is that i cannot use all the space. Smathers Libraries. Register now!

The message Primary DOS Partition deleted appears. 10. At the DOS prompt, type: fdisk and press the key. reply: cannot delete primary dos partition on drives when an extended dos partition exists - Delete extended dos partition? Thread Starter Joined: Dec 11, 2002 Messages: 14 what i want to do is have my disk space united.

Topic Tools #1 February 5th, 2004, 01:15 AM gayle New Member Join Date: Feb 2004 Posts: 1 Delete Extended Partition i had windows xp on a hp pavillion. the following info will give you the idea. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Thanks, RT Reply With Quote 12-12-2002,05:21 PM #2 d2 View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date Feb 2001 Location Canada Posts 82 Search for a MS program called DELPART.

We're not affiliated or endorsed by the Mozilla Corporation but we love them just the same. this contact form Reply With Quote Quick Navigation Technical Support Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums General Tech General Tech Discussion Technical Support Applications and Operating i have never dealt with xp before and i deleted the partition that said ntfs, but there was no % with it. Display Partition information: Current fixed disk drive: 1 PARTITION STATUS TYPE MBYTES SYSTEM USAGE C:1 ________ A __ Pri DOS _1049 _ fat32 __ 52% __2 ____________ Ext DOS _ 965

From the FDISK Options menu, press the <3> key. 2. Thanks for the help, got the drive working fine! You install it then boot to Red Hat and the installer will take care of the rest of the free unpartitioned space? have a peek here All logical drives deleted in the extended dos partition - Delete non-dos partition?

The FDISK Options menu appears. I have used it for wiping out Linux and NTFS partitions. so.

Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive 2.

The problem is Fdisk cannot delete NTFS partitions Use 'ranish partition manager'- put in on a floppy, create a boot disk, boot to dos ,run ranish- it is reasonably user friendly Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. The FDISK Options menu appears. Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Best regards, Shaun BFE Web Creations Tyler, TX Reply With Quote July 10th, 2001,07:15 AM #3 MrFondu View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual Med Student Join Date Jan 2000 Posts 76 I would probably download Master Booter v3.1 ( use their EFdisk program to look at the Ext DOS partition; if it finds it, it will be easy to delete. I have a 10.2GB quantum HD. Terms of Use for Electronic Resources and Copyright Information Last updated January 26, 2005 - DF Register Help Remember Me?

The other scenario is a hidden partition for backup purposes on some OEM systems. I have a 20GB disk on thos PC, so I guess I split the size for Win98/Red Hat evenly 50-50 between the two? Giggle n' Bits 00:46 07 Sep 04 Thanks to the Village idot, it worked. Press the key.

Delete Extended DOS Partition 1. Just boot from cdrom and when it asks you which partition you want to install XP on, just delete the partition. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Press the key and then press the key.

Cody, you just saved my life...5 years later hehehehe. WebsiteYIM Posted September 6th, 2003, 1:25 pm Good luck on the install, I'm going to install gentoo tonight as part of my weekend project I'm weird, damn 8 posts • Page Join over 733,556 other people just like you! The time now is 02:19 PM.

Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! The disk is fine- no worries at all. It was previously used as a secondary storage drive.PROBLEM: In the step before formatting: (FDISK says there is: 1 EXT DOS Partition, No logical drives defined),(FDISK then says: Cannot delete Extended Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service.

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