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Hum, I think this question belong here? I have an Acer Aspire 5024 WLMI. That has an invisible 2.2GB partition, a C (45GB) drive and a D (45GB) drive. Both ...
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    Hum,

    I think this question belong here?

    I have an Acer Aspire 5024 WLMI. That has an invisible 2.2GB partition, a C (45GB) drive and a D (45GB) drive. Both fat32 formatted.

    Windows XP Home is installed on the laptop.

    I don't use the D drive and I want to install linux on it.
    Without destroying the XP installation.
    I tried to remove the d: drive with GParted but that doesn't see de D drive.
    I sees the C and the D drive as one contiguous partition of 90GB.
    Why is this?

    How can I safely remove this D drive from XP and install linux on it?
    If I reformat the D drive with NTFS will it show up in GParted?

    Regards,

    Theo.

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    boot up windows and type 'diskmgmt.msc' in Run dialog box of Start button. post the partition structure here.




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    Never seen this tool.

    Here are the results:

    The invisible partition
    2.25 GB primary partition, eisa configuration. free space 100%
    C: drive
    45.26GB primary partition, system fat32. free space 72%
    D: drive
    45.65GB logical station fat32. free space 91%???

    Where is my other 9% gone to?

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Theo

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    Never seen this tool.
    diskmgmt.msc is a Disk ManageMent Tool of windows.

    D: drive
    45.65GB logical station fat32. free space 91%???
    you already wrote that you wanna install Linux in D: drive. in Disk Management Tool of windows, delete D: drive. dont format... leave it as unpartitioned/free space.
    install Linux in that Free space. Dual boot is default. dont change anything in boot loader section during installation.




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    Thanks Casper,

    But, that I didn't saw the partition was because of Norton System Works.
    Some of the Norton Utillities masked the D: partition.
    In the end I had to deinstall all Norton software because it made XP instable.
    After that the suse Distro found the free partition and could be installed.

    I wil leave Norton System Works of the system and reinstall the anti virussoftware.

    I installed suse 10.1 64 bit version which runs smoothly.

    The only thing that doesn't work is Wifi.

    regards,

    Theo

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    well done !!
    install Norton AntiVirus only coz its best. dont install complete package, select AntiVirus protection only.

    The only thing that doesn't work is Wifi.
    start new thread and post complete details about problem and hardware.




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