Reclaiming Linux space for Xp

  Das Boot 09:54 31 Dec 2005

Hi after tying Mandrake 10.1 dual booting with XP, I have decided to reclaim the Space for XP NTFS. Can anyone tell me how to go about it.

Thank You.

  mgmcc 16:01 31 Dec 2005

If you want to increase the size of the partition with XP in, by using the space vacated by Linux, then a program such as Partition Magic will do this. Alternatively you can partition and format the unused space to use it as a separate drive and that can be done by Windows XP (right click "My Computer", select Manage, then Disk Management).

You won't be able to recover the space into your existing XP installation without third-party software. If you have Norton Ghost, or a similar program to create an "image" file of your hard drive, you could remove all partitions from the drive and then restore the image file into the unpartitioned space on the drive, which would give you back the full size of the drive.

  Graham ® 16:28 31 Dec 2005

You wish to uninstall Linux and boot straight to XP?

  Das Boot 17:23 31 Dec 2005

Thanks all I did the fdisk /mbr and used the disk management in XP to create another partition

Happy New Year to All


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