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December 16th, 2008, 01:27 AM
Server is 8.10 with two storage drives attached. One of the storage drives has an NTFS partition on it, and I would like to remove this NTFS partition. Fdisk has failed to succesfully remove the partition. And Gparted will not run on the server because of a VGA incompatibility. So are there any other recommended programs that I can try? Preferable something can be run from SSH Thanks.

December 16th, 2008, 01:49 AM
I think I may try booting from a live cd, may be I can do it like that.

December 16th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Yes booting from a live CD will work.

Why did fdisk fail?

December 16th, 2008, 02:08 AM
Yes booting from a live CD will work.

Why did fdisk fail?

Here is the message I got.

pshootr@LinuxFS:~$ WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 22: Invalid argument.

December 16th, 2008, 02:51 AM
parted is the CLI version of gparted. There's also cfdisk.

December 16th, 2008, 02:58 AM
Googling your error came back with a resounding "use Ranish"

So I guess try out the Ranish Partition Manager, sounds like its worked wonderfully for fdisk and cfdisk error 22:

GL and have fun, keep us posted on how it turns out (write us an error 22 work around guide?)

December 16th, 2008, 03:51 AM
fdisk -1
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 1 4982 40017883+ 83 Linux

tr@Linux:~$ sudo parted
GNU Parted 1.8.9
Using /dev/sda
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.

(parted) select sdc1
Error: Could not stat device sdc1 - No such file or directory.

Have not tried ranish yet. Figured I would try parted first. Above fdisk shows sdc1 as a linux system format. But when I select sdc1 in (parted) it says no such file or directory. (because it is not mounted yet?)

Before I did this I booted from live cd and deleted old partition and created a new one. But for some reason the new partition had 700 megs worth of linux folders on it. Created by live cd I guess. So then I thought I would recreate the filesystem using parted.

December 16th, 2008, 05:01 AM
long story short. I used

sudo mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdc1 And then mounted. All seems fine. Thanks for the help guys. Yall :guitar: