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Ok, how do I use and where do I find Fdisk? Syro, don't forget you're dealing with a newbie here... go easy.
I downloaded the 4 ISO's for Fedora Core on cd and tried to follow the steps to partition found here: FC
I get to the boot screen, type in 'linux rescue' and then the system hangs shortly after. It doesn't revive and I have to ctrl-alt-del to reboot. Any suggestions? note: I have XP taking up 57GB's presently, which I obviously wish to resize.
I really don't want to pay for partition magic.. however, after downloading it and evaluating iit, it seems so easy.
Last edited by JujitsuFreak; 05-28-2005 at 12:39 PM.
Sorry, I was being facetious. fdisk is *the* partitioning tool for Linux.
It's generally shipped on every distro - particularly the mega-distros like FC.
*real* good at (re)partitioning, but you lose all your data
For re-sizing, you'll want something different.
With the XP partition, are we to assume this is NTFS ???. If so, I don't believe parted will handle it.
Have a look at something like ntfsresize. Have a look around - especially the FAQ. Looks like warty should have it already if you want to do it from your current install.
Note that the website is unmaintained, but the software is (apparently) still good.
Hi, I installed Ubuntu in a dual boot with Windows XP using the Ubuntu install CD (Hoary), it was a bit frightening to begin the installation but....it does eventually allow you to partition during the install process. The point is that a partitioning tool comes included with the install CD, Have you got the CD from Shipit?...if so just follow the screen prompts......but back up first!...just to be on the safe side ok? Cheers Thomas
I finally partitioned it using the tools SYG offered, NTFSresize. Wow that was easy.... and FUN!! Feel like a big weight has been lifted.. been trying to partition for like four days now. Everything was a success and all data is intact, I always backup anyways... Thanks for your patience.
Got my first glimpse of Tux while partitioning.. he certainly grows on ya.
On to the install!!
Last edited by JujitsuFreak; 05-29-2005 at 12:54 AM.