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Old 03-10-2005, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I got a problem with my hardrive. On my old computer I had a 60 gig hardrive with a couple partitions. I had a dual boot between Linux Suse I believe and WinXp. Then I took the hardrive and put it in my new computer and only 6gig is available. Is that because the other 54 gig is partitioned in Linux? Or did I possibly damage the hardrive when installing it?
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes it is because linux is using 54 gig.

Search here or on google how to format hard drives, so you can get your full size.
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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DOS/Windows cannot read a Linux partition (atleast mine can't). If you want the space back, you'll have to go into Linux and get rid of it. That, or format the entire thing.
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Old 03-10-2005, 05:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Alright thx
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm having problems formatting the hd. Its only formatting the 6 gigs. I've tried going into linux (knoppix) and it says my hd isn't mounted, when I try to mount it it says "I couldn't find the system file type", when I use the terminal program to mount it it tells me only the root can do that. I've tried a couple partition programs that are supposed to read both NTFS and Linux but it still only reads the 6 gigs.
I also tried writing zeros to the drive but it still is only reading a 6 gig.
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Is there anything else I can do? or is my 54 gigs lost forever
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