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I have read the installation manual for redhat 9.0 but can't find a way to do a non-destructive repartitioning.I think I need a non-destructive repartition tool because disk druid or auto might not help.I can't copy all that data from my d drive and save them in c drive.I got 6gig of free space.How can I do a minimal install wid kde enviornemtn?help
You may be contradicting yourself in the same sentence...
a non-destructive repartioning?
repartioning IS destructive...if you have already used all available disk space
What EXACTLY are you trying to do?
You don't have to delete an existing partition to add a new one, given
that you have available disk space.
pnh73: hEhEhE... yeah, I like to make a moron of myself once in a while.
The only reason I have that stuff there to begin with is because I have WAY too many questions (read: total newb), and I hate forgetting to post my specs for people whenever they need to know what's going on with my box =P
6 gigs of free space.... should be more than enough to do a redhat install
Partition Magic is awesome, definitely a worthwhile investment
If you don't want PM, you can try downloading mandrake linux's first cd and use their resize tool (which works quite well); just put it in your cd drive, bs the options and choose to resize your hdd with the free space; then let the installer run and when it asks for other cd's, just cancel, don't install a boot loader, and put in your redhat cd and use the newly created ext3 partition(s) and swapspace
*edit: also, tell us what disk druid shows as your current partition table
Partition magic is very idiot/fool proof. It will also handle NTFS filesystems exceptionally well, where fdisk will fail.
Partition Magic if you wish to invest [though i am sure there are other sources], is an extremely easy to use piece of software it is all point and click rather than fdisk or other command line software like parted in linux which are type and slip
That system rescue cd [and it could also be called a system prep disk] is only a 75mb ISO [download here http://www.systemrescuecd.org/download.en.html ] and saying "I don't wanan go out in the cold and buy a blank cd"... well, i could make many a comment about as cold as the weather... Dont you have any spare CD-RW's lieing around? I have loads for when i experiment with different distros.
Can I use this system rescue disk to resize (reduce) a FAT32 D: drive partition under Windows to make enough room to add a Linux partition, or willl I have to empty the D: drive, resize with fdisk, and then be able to format the third partition to Linux?