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how to delete HD partitions screwed up by DOS' fdisk
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- From: Hector Akamine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 14:06:14 +0900
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Somebody in the list told me not to use MS-DOS' fdisk, but ........ My PC's hard disk (30GB) had 4 partitions, and used to dual-boot (until fdisk screwed it) between win2000 and linux DOS' fdisk reported: 1 (active) NTFS 2 Non-DOS 3 Non-DOS 4 EXT DOS LINUX's fdisk reported: ID system 1 /dev/hda1 7 HPFS/NTFS 2 /dev/hda2 83 linux 3 /dev/hda3 82 linux swap 4 /dev/hda4 f win95 extended (LBA) 5 /dev/hda5 83 linux 6 /dev/hda6 7 HPFS/NTFS hda5 and 6 are logical drives in the extended partition (or at least I suppose that) I wanted to delete all the partitions, create new ones and install again everything from scratch, then I ran DOS fdisk to delete the partitions: First fdisk asked me if I wanted support for large disks and I answered "Y". It showed me the 4 partitions, but it didn't show me the ones inside the extended partition. When I wanted to delete the extended partition it refused because it said there were logical partitions, but it didn't showed me them (it said there were none defined). Then I switched to linux's fdisk to try to delete from linux, but ....... now win2000 doesn't boot (it freezes during start-up when it is "optimizing my system"). Linux boots, but when I run fdisk, it reports only the first 3 partitions with errors (physical and logical start and end points don't coincide), and that the partition table entries are not in disk order. I just want to delete everything and start from scratch but I don't know how to delete the partitions since linux's fdisk reports my HD is screwed up. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
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