Unused Space from Mandrake

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by 03bigMark03, May 10, 2003.

  1. 03bigMark03

    03bigMark03 Guest

    Hi there. A while back I installed Linux Mandrake 9. It was good. But I didn't like it. It was setup as my second OS with Grub as the boot loader.

    I then decided to reformat the whole drive and install Windows 2000 Server. All whent great but I have noticed that the Mandrake partition was left Untouched. The drive capacitiy is still reading at 27 Gig when it should be a 40 Gig drive.

    I tried to look for rouge partitions in the recovery console parition command. However as it's an Extended 3 format Win2k can't see it.

    I don't want to try FDISK as that is a really risky program to use and I don't think that would see out of dos drive either.

    Can someone please help me find this hidden data and formating it.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    ext3 should be shown as unknown partition :/

    Partition Magic will work fine for this purpose.
  3. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    Does the partition show up in diskmgmt.msc (Start > Run)? If so you can format it from there.
  4. 03bigMark03

    03bigMark03 Guest

    No don't appear in Windows. And I don't have partition Magic.
  5. 03bigMark03

    03bigMark03 Guest

  6. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    Then its either u fdisk it or you go get your hands on Partition Magic (legality pending hehehehe)