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#1 thefooz

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 07:39 PM

I know this isn't really a n00b question, but this is the most active section of the board.

My problem is, I've accidentally created an f partition on a 40 gig hard drive and it is taking up all of my left over space (i.e. ~35gigs).

I want to remove that partition and format E so that it takes over the rest of the space.

My question is, is it possible?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 07:46 PM

it's possible but highly discouraged. you need to use XBpartitioner and a bios that supports reading the partion table from the HD instead of the kernel.

doing this will prevent you from ever booting the MS bios without re-formatting the drive to the original partition table.

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 07:53 PM

Thank you for the quick response.

So, are you saying that the f partition is now stored in the kernel's partition table?

That would seem rather strange as to my understanding, there was no f partition until this morning when I told xeniumos to format f.

Also, if I cannot delete the f partition, is there any program that would let me reallocate the space from f to e?

[edit] I don't know if this makes a difference (it most likely doesn't) but this is an upgraded drive.

Edited by thefooz, 28 September 2004 - 07:55 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2004 - 08:05 PM

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So, are you saying that the f partition is now stored in the kernel's partition table?

yes, on hacked bioses (ie: X2, evox), the partition table in the kernel/bios supports partitions 6 and 7 (F: and G:) but C: and E: remain like they were. this is why the retail bios can still read C: and E: when the chip is disabled. if you change the size of E:, the retail bios will no longer be able to read it correctly since it's not where it's supposed to be.

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That would seem rather strange as to my understanding, there was no f partition until this morning when I told xeniumos to format f

it was still there but since it wasn't formatted yet, you couldn't put stuff on it.

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Also, if I cannot delete the f partition, is there any program that would let me reallocate the space from f to e?

like i said above, XBpartitioner can do this.

i highly recommend against changing the size of E: and putting F: instead but if you still want to do it, go ahead.

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 10:44 PM

Thanks atomiX,

Just wanted to let you know that I installed a .67 xcecuter bios, reformatted F and copied all of my emulators, games, etc. over leaving UDATA, TDATA, CACHE on E.

Everything is in tip-top shape now, and my other problem was that I had disabled the f drive in avalaunch, but I renabled it and all is well.

Thank you again for all of your help.




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