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Old 01-09-2004, 05:52 PM   #1
fire2501
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Unhappy HELP!! how can i partition my windows hardrive?


HELP! i tried loading linux redhat v9 but the automatic partition doesnt work and the manual partition will partition my whole hardrive including windows. I tried downloading partition magic but it doesn't seem to work properly, HELP!

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Old 01-09-2004, 06:23 PM   #2
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have you defragged your windows partition? that would be the first step before resizing w/ any partition manager.

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the automatic partition doesnt work and the manual partition will partition my whole hardrive including windows
i could be wrong, but, i believe you have that backwards. i would think auto partition would wipe the whole drive, and, manual should give you some options as to how to partition, or resize, ...etc.

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I tried downloading partition magic but it doesn't seem to work properly
partition magic will cause problems if you have not defragged the file sys. i
have even seen partition magic corrupt a file sys after the defrag was done correctly.

i will suggest you do some reading at the redhat site for install help/ dual boot. you can find info here.

https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/...install-guide/

hope that helps.
good luck.
 
  


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