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Old 10-09-2001
Dual boot no more

Ok I had a windows and RH dual boot system and have now converted over completly to the linux system.

How do I regain the other half of my drive? I cannot see it in the disk manager. what do I do to format so that i can mount it?
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Old 10-09-2001
Congrats!

Anyhow, do you know the device name of the disk in Unix? (/dev/hda1, /dev/sda1). If so, the command you should look into is "mkfs". It may be installed as "mkfs.ext2" instead...

You should read up on it first, and be careful that you're not formatting a partition that is already being used by Linux, since you'll then lose data.

That will create the filesystem on that partition, and create the lost+found directory, which is useful to have around when recovering from a freak crash. That's where fsck will deposit stray files it comes across when checking the drive upon recovery.

I hope I've given you the answers you were looking for... Please post back if you'd like more specific help.
 

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