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Old 12-16-2002, 11:22 AM   #1
dalraidia
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fips and XP -- ok to use??


I've played around with RH8.0 on an old system for awhile, and am now ready to install it on my main system. My main system is the one my wife uses also, and I dare not screw it up! Since it came with Windows XP installed (it is a Dell 4300S) it only has one partition, which takes up the entire 40GB HD. So I need to use fips, I guess, to change that. Has anyone used fips (and in particular, the version which comes in DOSUTILS of the distro CD) to do that with XP? Any and all advice appreciated. If it is not ultra-safe I just won't do it.

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Old 12-16-2002, 01:35 PM   #2
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fips will only work on a fat32 partition and I would say that the partition on your PC is NTFS. Your best bet would be to get Partition Magic (latest version) to repartition your hard drive. Be sure to backup any important data first since anything possible can happen.

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