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Re: disk partition using fips

Since you have Norton Utilities, be aware that the Image program that
comes with it will typically keep a couple files at the end of a
partition. These files will be in the root directory and have names like
image.bak, image.idx, image.dat. If you have those they can be safely
deleted - Image will regenerate them when you run it again. Also be
aware that Image can be configured to run automatically at boot, so if
you have that feature enabled, it will recreate those files the next
time you boot.

Another way that has worked for me is to run the Win98 Defrag program
form Start - Run like this:

defrag c: /p   (assuming this is the c: drive)

The /p should put all files at the beginning of the partition, leaving
all free space in a conitguous block at the end.


\"SDI \\\"Semiconductor Instruments\\\"\" wrote:
> I would dearly like to repartition a drive on my systemto give me
> MORE spacefor linux.
> So I duely ran noton and defragged, which put all the stuff in the first
> 10% of the disk.
> But, looking on the map , the last sector had hidden files on it.
> So I turned on visualization in Win 98ofhidden file types.and system
> files- a total of 7 megs !
> I realize that I can change all the file attributes somehow (I've yet to
> find the command under dos ), and then re-defrag , then re-attribute the
> files asa before.
> But it strikes me the more intelligent way to do things would be to
> discover from the fat or somehow else the ids of the files in the last
> sector.
> Is there no way of doing this ??
> How can you read the fat ?
> I figure with a bit of math I can work out how to read the darned thing.

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