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ok, i have a problem. i recently moved from windows to linux, but i still have a 30 gig windows partition. i have lots of software, pictures and songs on there that i still need. now what im trying to do is have a small windows partition at the end of my computer (5gigs) to install windows on so i can run adobe programs, and have the rest of my computer for linux, but all the stuff in the current windows partition needs to be saved somehow. this is how my partitions are set up right now...
38 gig windows
and this is how i want it to be
40 gig of some sort of linux partition combination
is there some way to get around burning all of the stuff i need to cds??
One way to go would be to delete stuff in windows
that isn't required, defrag and shrink the partition to fit
(more recent Knoppix comes with parted and
ntfsresize, I've used both successfully). Create a
bigger linux partition, copy the stuff over, and then
delete windows partition, resize linux partition to
meet your needs, leave enough room for winBLOWs
and you're all set ;)
If you are using Windows 98 you will probably want the Windows 7GB partition as the first and active partition. You could also use a smaller partition with the Windows OS installed, and have a larger partition for storing data.
If you are using Win XP which normally uses a Newer NTFS file system, having a fat32 data partition would allow a common storage. So you could work using GIMP in linux, and later load the files in windows, for example.
If you have one of those new external firewire or usb 2 external drives, this can be ideal for multicomputer / multiboot setups. If you upgrade computers, all those PDF files you produced will be available.
No, FAT32 is about the only thing that'll make both Linux and Windows happy - or not extremely upset, at least. I mean, it's an inferior filesystem to NTFS or any Linux type, but it's okay and both systems can read from and write to it.
If anyone is interested, this is what i did.... First i reformatted the first 8gig partition of my drive, then installed windows on that. Then i went and coppied all the software/music i wanted from my fat32 drive to the windows partiton, and finally installed mandrake, and created anther, smaller (10gig) fat32 partition, where i can transfer stuff from linux to windows. i found that was a pretty easy way, thanks for the help