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Heya, Im pretty new to linux but I've got slackware 12.2 doing everything windows did for me minus the crashing and ridiculous limitations. I've decided I want to delete my ...
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    Delete Windows Partition Forever


    Heya,

    Im pretty new to linux but I've got slackware 12.2 doing everything windows did for me minus the crashing and ridiculous limitations. I've decided I want to delete my windows partition completely and eat it with slackware. Only Im not entirely sure how to do that...

    my fdisk shows
    bash-3.1# fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x232f232e

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 28714 230645173+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 28715 28837 987997+ 82 Linux swap
    /dev/sda3 28838 30401 12562830 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x44fdfe06

    so I want to merge sda1 with sda3... Im too afraid of messing it up in cfdisk without some live advice, so I was hoping someone could give me a step by step. Also if you have recommendations for a better arrangement of partitions I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks!

    P.s. I have linux bootloader, but I dont know where its installed. if its on my ntfs partition could expanding my linux one ruin my ability to turn my computer on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepeng View Post
    I have linux bootloader, but I dont know where its installed. if its on my ntfs partition could expanding my linux one ruin my ability to turn my computer on?
    if you are not sure means you didn't change default location for bootloader , it means it should be in MBR. formatting sda1 may cause bootloader to be lost. then you will need to rescue you linux system.
    you can format a drive by
    Code:
    mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1
    of course sda1 is just an example here.
    Mounting is done with the mount command.
    When mounting, you must tell the mount command what is the device or partition you want to mount and what is the mount point. The mount point must be a directory that already exists on your system. For example, to mount your floppy:
    Code:
    mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
    probably you want to add space to your /home you can mount a drive under /home by
    Code:
    mount /dev/sda1  /home
    Sorry, Linux is not my passion .
    Its addiction!!!

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