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#1 Kiran India

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 05:43 AM

My HDD 160SATA

When i try to delete Linpus Linux install partition before Window Xp installation, the following partition display

1,52,626MB Disk 0 ai ID0 on ASTORC (MBR)

E: Partion1: 76309MB {76308MB Free}
UnPartion: 8MB

C: Partion2: [FAT32] 76309MB {76290MB Free}

I would like know

> 160GB= 1,63,840MB {160*1024}

so window is showing only 1,52,626MB! That is 11,214MB missing, so how can recover whole 160GB to install XP

> i have no idea how can i formate Linpus Linux!
Windows cannot detected Linux partition Is that true? so how can i formate it!

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 06:13 AM

You are not missing any space. Hard drive manufacturers use a definition of 1GB = 1000,000,000 bytes and 1MB = 1,000,000 whereas Windows uses 1GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1MB = 1,048,576. This is the cause of the discrepancy.
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