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    What is an unknown partition??PLease help fast


    I am going to install kubuntu 7.0 on my pc.
    I have a 80gb hard disk which already has two FAt32 partitions
    and a NTFS partition for my windows XP sp2.
    THis is the result of sudo fdisk -l command-
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80060424192 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 2531 20330226 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/sda2 2532 8759 50026410 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda3 8760 9732 7815622+ 77 Unknown
    /dev/sda5 2532 5081 20482843+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda6 5082 8759 29543503+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

    What is the 8Gb unknown partition?It is a healthy one as per disk management in windows/
    Does it have something to do with windows?
    can I install linux on that partition without affecting my windows xp??PLease help me.

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    What is the 8Gb unknown partition?It is a healthy one as per disk management in windows/
    Does it have something to do with windows?
    can I install linux on that partition without affecting my windows xp?
    did you create that partition yourself? ID 77 means, its a VNDI partition and used by Novell only.
    delete this partition and install Linux in it.
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    No I did not create the partition.My assembled pc was prepartitioned.Thanks a lot for all the help you have given to me.

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