Partition problems

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  1. Waflix
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    Waflix El Psy Congroo

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    Hello 'Tempers.

    I finally have my own PC. I started Xubuntu from a flash drive, installed it to my Hard Drive and deleted Windows XP.
    But after a short while I found out that my PC doesn't meet the requirements for Xubuntu. So now I want to format my PC (yet again) and use Linux Slax as my main OS.
    To do so, I picked up my Slax Live CD, put it in the PC and booted the PC with it. I finally heard the log-on music (in contradiction to what I said in one of my first topics) and tried to access my Hard Drive at /dev/hda1. But instead of receiving my (precious) files I received an error:
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1.
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmseg | tail or so[/p]

    So I tried what it said (use the command 'dmesg') and then I received a relative huge message. My attention fell on this sentence (it was there 4 times):
    EXT3-fs: hda1: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240).[/p]

    I searched Google to find out more, and it suggested me to change the fs from EXT3 to EXT4. I just couldn't manage to do that, until my friend asked me which version I was using (Linux Slax 6.1.2) and he told me that Slax doesn't support EXT4.
    After that I tried formatting the whole drive with the 'fdisk' function. So I tried 'fdisk /dev/hda1' and I received my wished menu. But there didn't seem to be any partitions. It's completely empty. I have a Hard Drive without any partitions, but with files on it.

    What could I do to format my computer and use Slax as my OS after that. (And I know I can just drag and drop the files into the HDD).
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    Gparted?
     
  3. Fishaman P

    Fishaman P Speedrunner

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    If you still have the Xubuntu bootable medium, you can used the included GParted to make an EXT3 filesystem.
     
  4. Waflix
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    Waflix El Psy Congroo

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    I have solved it.
    To achieve this I have used this site.
    All I actually had to do was enter the command...
    /sbin/mke2fs -j /dev/hda1[/p]