How To FDISK in order to remove/merge partitions?

Sasha Tsykin stsykin at
Thu Jan 19 04:31:15 UTC 2006

Soo-Hyun Choi wrote:

>I have a system which has three operatioin systems (WinXP, FreeBSD,
>and Ubuntu). Nowadays, I found myself that I'm not using FreeBSD very
>much in this machine, so I would like to delete FreeBSD partition to
>give more HDD space for Ubuntu.
>This is my fdisk print out.
>Disk /dev/hda: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
>255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
>Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
>   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
>/dev/hda1   *           1        3824    30716248+   7  HPFS/NTFS
>/dev/hda2            3825        7740    31455270   a5  FreeBSD
>/dev/hda3            7741       14758    56372085   83  Linux
>/dev/hda4           14759       14946     1510110    5  Extended
>/dev/hda5           14759       14946     1510078+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
>How do I remove FreeBSD partition and give that space for Ubuntu's
>use? (I barely knows some of the steps, but would like to hear from
>some experienced people because I do not want to screw up my machine.)
>Thank you.
sudo cfdisk /dev/hda2

 From there, everythign is pretty self explanatory. I prefer cfdisk to 
fdisk because you don't have to remember any keys. Really it is very 
much like the partitioner in the breezy installer.

After that, change the entry in /etc/fstab to match the new filesystem.


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