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Mudguard
November 30th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Just finished an xp ubuntu dual boot, the plan was to set up a shared disk partition to share between the two, but unfortunately i've now got both xp and ubuntu working but have no access to the 35gb partition inbetween...
Would be good to get it back to use either in ubuntu or xp..

Does anyone know can it be done at this stage or do i need to reinstall!? any advice would be great...

Xiong Chiamiov
November 30th, 2008, 02:21 AM
I'm a bit confused as to what your current disk setup is, and what you want it to be.

Does GParted show any free (unpartitioned) disk space?

What is the output of


sudo fdisk -l

Mudguard
November 30th, 2008, 02:26 AM
Sorry.. Could've been clearer there! Was wondering does anyone know if partition can be edited with Gpart, the ubuntu partitioning tool, think i messed up on the mount point.. can this be edited or perhaps formatted the partition now at this stage..

Mudguard
November 30th, 2008, 02:31 AM
I've now got 20gb xp ntfs, 20gb ubuntu ext3, and 32gb reiserfs, flaged lba, mount point /home.. i wanted to set it up as a fat32 but was unable to and from reading other threads... set it up as it now is..

Xiong Chiamiov
November 30th, 2008, 02:39 AM
So the ext3 partition is where Ubuntu is installed, and the reiser if mounted as /home? The output of that fdisk command I gave you earlier would really be helpful.

Mudguard
November 30th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Again sorry, gettin tired here!!..
here it is..

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd0f4738c

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 10 80293+ 6 FAT16
/dev/sda2 11 2560 20482875 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 2561 9318 54283635 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda4 9319 9729 3301357+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda5 2561 6768 33800728+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 6769 9318 20482843+ 83 Linux

Xiong Chiamiov
November 30th, 2008, 02:47 AM
No worries, we all get tired when we're trying to fix things.

You have 2 ext3 drives, it looks like, inside of an extended partition, along with your swap. Your FAT partition is extremely small, but I'm not sure if you'll need to keep that for your bootloader.

Could you also do me a favor and post the output of


mount