Partition magic looks like the least painful option. Thanks for the tip.
I'm just gonna try newfs on the logical partitions once and see :) after I change t ptype to ufs from linux fdisk.... just for kicks.. Rgrds On 7/29/06, Ian Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Message: 15 > Thanks all. I have XP and linux share the xtended partition, and > now I want to say bye bye linux (I need XP for worldwind s/w) . That's different then. If you want to keep XP (and keep it within that extended partition) then you can't delete the extended partition. You could use Partition Magic (ono) to delete the linux logical drive, then shrink the extended partition to make space for another slice (maximum of four), which is what you'll need for another UFS slice. > Ido not see the extended logical drives containing ext3 from > sysinstall that is the problem. You won't - fdisk sees the four slices only, the 'extended partition' being one of those entire, with it's specific type. What does just 'fdisk' say? (you can do this anytime, it just lists) The view from linux &| XP fdisk may be useful also. > The cmdline freebsd fdisk feels like a throw back tp the pdp-11 days :) Definitely to be used with due care. I generally prefer trusting sysinstall to be good with the maths - but keep a beady eye on it too. > So I'm going to try and mount them from bsd below my home > folder, without deleting them first... until I work out exactly how > to use the fbsd fdiks cmdline without damaging anything. You can mount them, readonly anyway, knowing that the first 'logical drive' within the 'extended partition' appears as ad0s5, the second as ad0s6 etc, assuming ad0 of course. Cheers, Ian
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