Posted on 2000-03-08
I have 2 hds, but three partitions. HD0 is split into two partitions, drives c and e. HD1 is drive d. I wanted to install Linux on its own partition, so I used fdisk to delete the logical drive e and then the Linux installer to reclaim that free space as a new partition. Something happened during the installation process, however, and I was forced to reboot. After setting the c drive as the active partition, I was able to get back into w98. However, I wanted to recreate the e drive (I have decided not to try installing Linux on this box again.) However, fdisk keeps throwing me in circles as I am unable to delete the extended partition since it says that logical drives exist, yet when I go to delete the logical drive it says "No logical drives found." I DO have the appropriate fixed disk selected, and fdisk correctly reports the size of the extended partition (the file system is left blank.) Anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong? How do I reclaim that partition to make it my e drive?