Question How to find Linux partitions and remove them.

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So I have 3 storage discs, 1 Kingston 250GB SSD and 2 Seagate BarraCuda 7200rpm 2TB HHD’s.

A long time ago I shrinked a lot of space from one of the HHD’s to have a system called ParrotOS as Dual-boot with Windows 10. Now the issue is... The Linux system is corrupt, so I only have Windows to rely on. I want back the Parrot system I once had! So I downloaded ParrotOS (4.7.0) and extracted the boot files onto an USB using Rufus, plugged it into the computer, ran from the USB. When I get to the section to decide what partition to write the system to, I find like 13 different partitions. It got me confused and I really don’t wanna mess up any of the Windows partitions! But I found these 2 unique filesystems in the list... They are called BTRFS... I read online that they are for Linux distribution, makes me wonder...
Are those 2 the corrupt Linux partitions I have to get rid of?
 

Grobe

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Well, I cannot tell if those partitions in itself are corrupt. But surely Windows doesn't support BTRFS, so if you have nothing important stored there you should be able to remove them without disturbing Windows.
 
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Well, I cannot tell if those partitions in itself are corrupt. But surely Windows doesn't support BTRFS, so if you have nothing important stored there you should be able to remove them without disturbing Windows.
How do I find them in the partition manager from Windows then? Is it the 2 Primary Partitions? one is 195GB and the other is 67GB. Looks like this:
 
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Wow.

I'd seriously consider starting over. Even if/when you discover which partitions you want to install the ParrotOS on, the rest of it is still a total mess.
Hah, yeah... I got too much important stuff on em, that's one thing... The second thing is that it won't allow me to extend a drive with its unallocated space...
 
Use Bing's/Google's calculator to do the GiB <-> GB conversions.

  • 67.38 GiB = 72.35 GB
    195.31 GiB = 209.71 GB
https://www.bing.com/search?q=195.31+GiB+in+GB

You could try to examine the BTRFS partitions with DMDE or Linux Reader for Windows:

https://dmde.com/download.html
https://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/

In DMDE, double-click the BTRFS volume and expand the Root. You should see your file/folder structure (if DMDE supports this file system).

If you wish to remove a partititon, r-click it and select Remove the Partition. Apply the changes and reboot.
 
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