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Old 11-04-2004, 08:34 AM   #1
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XP dual boot with ONE OF FC2/SUSE9.1/MDK10


This is a warning that the above distros appear to have a bug in their partitioning tool.

However all is not lost.

Even tho its a grub post I have put some links and the solutions in this post
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=237511

the simple solution is not to use the cd tool but use your old linux tool for an earlier version

If you don't have one, use the one off knoppix or sysresccd CD
or toms floppy

Hope that helps
 
Old 11-04-2004, 05:18 PM   #2
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Personally I would recommend doing any partitioning work prior to starting a Linux installation. In other words, rather than having the partitioning work be part of the installation process, treat it separately. That way, you'll already have the target partitions ready to go. Just another option to consider.

Along these lines, I consider BootIT NG from terabyteunlimited to be an excellent partitioning tool. -- J.W.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 07:54 PM   #3
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I gunna look more into this from your link

Yes - BootIt NG has a unique feature which allows more than 4 primary partitions per drive. Once you enable this feature, any primary partition can be added to or removed from the partition table for each boot item.
 
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hmm, its timeware 30 days us$35 I am saving up for a new computer so will pass this opportunity by.

I do wish cds or floppies come with a question do you have a large mbr or a normal ones b4 installing.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 11:47 AM   #5
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True, it's not freeware, but what I like best about it is its ability to resize and reformat just about any kind of partition. IMO it's a great tool.

In any event, my purpose in posting was not so much as to promote something I like, but rather to recommend that the partitioning step be addressed as an independent task to be completed prior to beginning the actual Linux installation. In my experience, that simplifies things, but you avoid possible issues with built-in partitioners. -- J.W.
 
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