Departitioning? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-12-2006, 01:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 232
Default Departitioning?

I have an 80GB IDE Seagate Barracuda hard drive. It has two partitions; 35GB, and the rest (like 43GB). The 35GB Partition has Linux on it, while the 43GB has Windows. I haven't booted into linux a single time since I built the PC, and I was wondering if there was any way to un-partition that extra space and integrate it into the 43GB that I have.
__________________

Infomatic is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

Remove Windows, and merge the two partions.
__________________

talldude123 is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 02:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 232
Default

Losing all data on the Windows partition, right?

Yea, thats what I want to avoid. This would've given me some extra space and an excuse to not use another hard drive. In for a long DVD burning session, methinks.
Infomatic is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 02:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 61
Default

hey it's simple .jus do this go to control panel->administrative tools->computer mnagement.on the left side of the screen u have disk management at the bottom.click on it.it will display all u r drives even th linux ones.right click on the linux partitions and select delete logical drive.and it will declared as free space.once u do this to all the linux partitions the whole 35 gb will be shown as free space.right click on it and u create another logical drive.it is not possible to integrate the free space onto u r existing windows hard disk.

and if u r system does not boot after this repair the installation by inserting win xp boot cd.go to repair and give these commands fixboot and fixmbr.and if it still doesn't work reinstall the win xp.
backlashwave is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 04:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

\_(ツ)_/
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,307
Default

Partition Magic comes to mind...

Delete the Linux partition, then use Partition Magic to reclaim the space by extending your Windows partition.
__________________


My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR3 1600 - 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win10 Ent 64-bit - Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard


R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 03:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Trotter
Partition Magic comes to mind...

Delete the Linux partition, then use Partition Magic to reclaim the space by extending your Windows partition.
make sure your restore your mbr after doing this or you won't be able to boot. this way will work

http://rapidshare.de/files/25669803/RESTOREMBR.zip.html
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 04:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
 
TheMajor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by EricB
make sure your restore your mbr after doing this or you won't be able to boot. this way will work

http://rapidshare.de/files/25669803/RESTOREMBR.zip.html
Or you could use the recovery console from the XP disc. Then type FIXMBR.
__________________
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 04:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 232
Default

Did I forget to mention that I have Windows 2000 on this PC?

Quote:
Originally posted by backlashwave
hey it's simple .jus do this go to control panel->administrative tools->computer mnagement.on the left side of the screen u have disk management at the bottom.click on it.it will display all u r drives even th linux ones.right click on the linux partitions and select delete logical drive.and it will declared as free space.once u do this to all the linux partitions the whole 35 gb will be shown as free space.right click on it and u create another logical drive.it is not possible to integrate the free space onto u r existing windows hard disk.

and if u r system does not boot after this repair the installation by inserting win xp boot cd.go to repair and give these commands fixboot and fixmbr.and if it still doesn't work reinstall the win xp.
That sounds good. I just want to get the extra space that's currently going to waste. Another logical drive would be just fine.

I didn't find a free version of Partition Magic, and I don't really want to pay for this.

Eric, do I use the .zip file during windows, to avoid having to repair?

I get an alert when I try to delete the partition. First of all, the Linux one is the "Primary Partition," not sure if that's important. This is the alert I get when I try to delete the Linux partition:

"Deleting this partition will change the number of the partition that contains your Windows 2000 system files. You will have to change your boot.ini file after the delete is complete, and reboot your machine. Do you want to continue?"

I don't know how to change the boot.ini file, or what to change in it.
Infomatic is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 05:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

extract the restorembr.exe zip file. run it in windows after you delete the linux partitions. it will fix the boot.ini for you.
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 06:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 232
Default

Didn't work. Now when I boot, I get an error.

I went into the recovery console of Windows 2000, and typed in Fixboot; that didn't work.

When I type in fixmbr, it says;

----------------------------

** CAUTION **

This computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot record.

FIXMBR may damage your partition tables if you proceed.

This could cause all the partitions on the current hard disk to become inaccessible.

If you are not having problems accessing your drive (I am having problems), do not continue.

Are you sure you want to write a new MBR?

----------------------------

So should I go ahead with it? Is there a chance that I lose the data, because there are some files on here that I seriously don't want to lose. Is this alert normal?
__________________

Infomatic is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.