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Windows 7: Reformating a Linux Drive W/ 7?

03 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Reformating a Linux Drive W/ 7?

Is there anyway to reformat a Linux partition on Windows 7? I know XP/Vista didnt recognize Linux Partitions as being a partition but 7 did as I was asked to select a partition to install on. Is there an easy way to reformat it without having to reinstall linux to uninstall back into NTFS?

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03 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Yeah. Disk management doesn't need to be able to read what is on the partition to format it. Just choose the partition. Format to NTFS.

I like Acronis Disc Director Suite for things like this but should not be necessary. Windows can do natively.
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03 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

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03 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

New simple volume.

Can you show me a maximized screenshot? You may run into problems rebooting. I need to see better.
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03 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thank You. I wanna make sure I do this right since uninstalling Linux was such a pain.


If I mount in an empty NTFS folder does that combine it with the current partition?
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03 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

No, you need to use Acronis to merge the partitions. Use manual mode.

But ya, let me see the maximized disk managment screen.
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03 Nov 2009   #8

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Ya, you're going to have problems since you were booting using LILO, GRUB or whatever other Linux boot loader you were using.

To fix, boot to Windows 7 DVD and run a startup repair. You want method 2 in System Recovery options.

Startup Repair

Right now though, mark partition C active.
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03 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

alright ill have to fix this later then. thanks for the help!
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03 Nov 2009   #10

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You're welcome. Don't forget to mark partition C: active now in disk management though.

Good luck. Not difficult to fix.
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