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    How to merge partition (Newbie) (Urgent)

    Using window XP , which I can't merge external hard disk partition.

    If I am to use Ubuntu live cd , can I merge them ? any guiding step merging it ?


    I had J,K,L,M

    J= Primary partition
    K= (Deleted the date but it remain as a partition) Now it's unallocated
    L= Primary partition
    M= Primary partition

    Extra 170GB space

    How do I merge them ?
    Last edited by ubfu; June 7th, 2009 at 06:26 PM.

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    Re: How to merge partition (Newbie)

    Try partition manager (gparted) on the Live Cd to edit partitions - expand J into the free space which was K to make one partition, copy data from L, delete L, expand J, and repeat for partition M.

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    Re: How to merge partition (Newbie)

    U cant u need to format da whole drive, I tryd with gparted but failed
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    Re: How to merge partition (Newbie)

    Sounds scary.
    Defragment all Windoze partitions twice.
    Back-up everything in sight!

    I'd copy data I need from one to the other(say copy data on b partition to a partition), shrink or delete the partition I don't want(b), resize the partition I do want(a).

    Did I mention backup?

    [edit] kwaka beat me to it. Hooray for kwaka, good advice.
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    Re: How to merge partition (Newbie)

    I mean I did a mistake on the previous partition

    I had J,K,L,M and 170GB of free space.A big mistake I made.
    Finding out , max on 4 primary or 3 primary 1 logical.
    I remove and delete the K logical partition and I plan to merge with the extra 170GB space.

    J= Primary partition
    K= Logical Partition (I deleted the logical partition)
    L= Primary partition
    M= Primary partition
    Extra 170GB space
    Last edited by ubfu; June 7th, 2009 at 05:16 PM.

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    Re: How to merge partition (Newbie)

    How do I type in ubuntu terminal checking an external hard disk drive ?

    sudo fdisk -l is for my hard disk.But how about external hard disk via USB ?
    Last edited by ubfu; June 7th, 2009 at 05:32 PM.

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    Re: How to merge partition (Newbie)

    Anyone know what's the command line to check external hard disk size and partition ?

    I can only attach window's parition

    I wanted to merge the 2 unallocated space together which is 48GB and 172GB.



    Thank you very much

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    Re: How to merge partition (Newbie)

    If you want to merge it with you'r data partition you can press Resize/Move and whrite a bigger number of space and it automaticlly allocates the free space to that partition and you can make the free space as patition too if you press new partition just choose the filesystem press apply and everything done.
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    Re: How to merge partition (Newbie)

    Sorry ,
    I wanted to merge the unallocated partition from above to form a extended partition.
    Which means 48GB + 172GB = 220GB extended partition.
    So I can create as many logical partition as I wanted

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    Re: How to merge partition (Newbie)

    Quote Originally Posted by ubfu View Post
    How do I type in ubuntu terminal checking an external hard disk drive ?

    sudo fdisk -l is for my hard disk.But how about external hard disk via USB ?
    My sudo fdisk -l lists my external USB disk.

    Code:
    :~$ sudo fdisk -l
    ...
    ...
    ...
    
    Disk /dev/sdf: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3648 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x6dfe2621
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdf1   *           1         131     1052226    b  W95 FAT32
    /dev/sdf2             132        3647    28242270    7  HPFS/NTFS

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