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G;Day Does anyone know how to delete the "System Reserved" partition ?? Regards Miykel...
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    G;Day Does anyone know how to delete the "System Reserved" partition ??
    Regards Miykel

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    Run fdisk and delete the partition in question?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Or if you're more comfortable with a gui, use gparted.

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    G'Day guys and thanks for the reply; turns out the partition I was trying to delete is needed by the system and can't be deleted, it's only evident in the Ubuntu installation partition agent and, wouldn't you know, the new version of easeuse partiton manager ( damn) lol. so easy as you like "do not touch"
    many thanks for your time
    Kind regards Miykel

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    You need to use hdparm to remove the Microsoft owned (or actually monopolized) partition otherwise the ghost of MS will live in your HDD.

    hdparm -N <The no. of sectors in your HDD> /dev/sda

    Use -

    hdparm /dev/sda

    to figure out the no. of sectors.

    I've NOT tested this, so it might result in hazardous consequences, and this's the only way to get the Microsoft claimed partition back.

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    I've used GParted and Partition Magic to remove those pesky things more than once.
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    G'Day Guys and thanks again for the replies; It seems the partition I was trying to delete is a system partition which contains boot sector info and all sorts of things needed for the dual boot. its only 100 Mb so it's no drama.
    de_Logics I see in your post a command hdparm, I use this command with other dev to clear temp files etc. could you tell me what that hdparm means please ?
    Kind Regards Miykel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miykel View Post
    could you tell me what that hdparm means please ?
    hdparm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ...and you can check the manual page for additional info on using hdparm:

    Code:
    man hdparm
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    G'Day and thanks for the reply Ozar; Had a quick read of the wikipedia page and will have to look into hdparm a bit more.
    I'm enjoying the "newness" of Linux, seems there is lots to learn which is great.
    many Thanks Miykel

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    You gotta love the command line then not to mention typing.

    hdparm is a pretty dangerous command -- gotta note that. So I suggest you do not do anything that you don't understand.

    I think you cant use the 100 GB without removing it from the system partition list, and I don't think it can be even used as a boot partition.

    Strangely, I too have reserved HDD areas, but I don't see them in Gparted or fdisk.

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