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    I have a 40G HD that has a ntfs partition on it and I can't get rid of it with Fdisk. Is there a free utility that I could use to reformat the drive and creat 2 Linux compatable partitions?

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    Welcome to the forums!

    If fdisk isn't working well for you, I'd recommend using the Parted Magic LiveCD.

    It's free and very easy to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LubeckTech View Post
    I can't get rid of it with Fdisk.
    is your fdisk command not working? I hope you have given f as 'f' and not 'F'.

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    Do you know which device the ntfs is on? Is it the boot drive, or other?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Lets check Partition Structure of your Hard disk first. Boot up from LiveCD of any Linux distro, open Terminal and execute this
    Code:
    su -
    fdisk -l
    Or
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Post output here.

    * Its small L in fdisk -l.
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    may be u did something like this
    fdisk /dev/sdax
    where x is ur partition . In that case simply do
    fdisk /dev/sda
    that gives u access to entire disk so that u can delete partition which linux cant read like NTFS

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