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Old 07-22-2004, 04:13 AM   #1
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switching distro

I have a dilemma. I am running Mandrake 10.0 right now by itself. I want to put XP back on my comp on a dual boot. I normally would delete linux and install windows first but i have alot of info i want to keep thats to big for some cdr's. My hard drive is already partitioned and nothing will let me resize the root partition because its currently mounted. Is there anything anyone can think of? Or if that wont work then how would i switch to slackware linux and keep those files?
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:57 AM   #2
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I would buy a second hard drive for 40 - 100 $ or so...
Old 07-23-2004, 03:37 AM   #3
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Yea that crossed my mind. I think thats what im going to do. BTW Can i access my linux partition from windows? or at least transfer files from my nix partition to windows. thanx
Old 07-23-2004, 04:56 AM   #4
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get a knoppix/mepis live cd and use qtparted from them.

also might want to use vmware in linux.
Old 07-23-2004, 06:48 AM   #5
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to access linux files from windows use the software Win2Lin,
Its real cool


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