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Know I would like to partition C: so that I can use 30 GB for Linux. Now
I've downloaded Mandrake Official ver 10 Linux and copied in to 3 CDs from
the ISO files. Before I start installing from Linux do I need to
1. Partition the C: to create 30 GB free space, if so how do I do that. Please
someone explain me clearly, how to partition 30 GB into /boot /swap and /.
I've Paragon partition manager to partition the disk.
2. Start installing the Linux and it will ask to partition the disk during the
For re-partitioning an existing partition, use Partition Magic.
2.) yes the installer will ask you to partition, but you can only partition the empty (unpartitioned) space. Which gives you two options:
1. delete windows (you don't wanna do this)
2. accidentally delete windows (you don't wanna do this either)
You need to repartition your harddisk. I don't remember what exactly to do, as it has been quite a long time since I used Partition magic. The idea is this. FIRST BACKUP ALL YOUR PRECIOUS DATA (personal files, not games, and not programs).
Then using partition magic, resize C: to what ever you like. You don't need to assign a filesystem to the newly created partition, but if you want you can make it ext2, but this doesn't matter anyway, because the installer will change all that. You should actually leave it as free (unpartitioned) space.
Once you have created the free (unpartitioned) space, insert the Mandrake CDs, and then run the install, as the GUI will guide you through the steps. Follow the instructions on screen and you will be a linux user in no time.
If you have any questions, post them here.
Oh, P.S.: You don't have to mail me directly, as every post made to this thread comes to my inbox directly. But you can if you wish
in my experience, partition magic has proven to be crap, and it doesnt work when i click commit changes. if i were you, id do it from the installer. just be REALLY careful, and make sure you know what partition/disc windows is installed on.
Just go ahead with the install, and see where it takes you. All it takes is some time. If this is your first install, maybe you will do it twice, maybe you will succeed the first time I have succeeded the first time with RH9 without problems. And Mandy is a nice distro also, and very friendly to the user