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Suijin 08-25-2003 02:05 PM

how do I safly partion my hard drive for windows ans Linux?
 
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vgascon 08-25-2003 02:18 PM

Do you already have Windows on the machine? Are you willing to reinstall Windows from scratch or do you want to attempt to save that OS if possible?

Suijin 08-25-2003 02:56 PM

I want to save it

vgascon 08-25-2003 03:30 PM

I have had good results with two programs that manage hard drive partitions:

1. PowerQuest Partition Manager (the older version 5 is better in my opinion)

2. The freeware Partion Manager (see http://www.ranish.com/part/)

Before you do anything, I suggest that you need to backup any critical data currently on the drive. Things can go wrong during the partition resizing and can render your drive unreadable. Please read all the information in the ranish.com website. I have had no problems so far (I know I have been lucky).

You will first resize the current partition to something you feel comfortable with. I suggest at least 10 Gb for Windows XP. Then you would use the space freed to create a new Primary partition (FAT32) that Linux can use.

Please let me know if you have any questions on this.

dubman 08-25-2003 04:55 PM

do you have any unallocated disk space? if not, use partion magic and create some. Then just install redhat and during the installation process it will give you an option: "leave all partions and install in free space" use this and you shouldnt have any problems.

Suijin 08-27-2003 04:40 PM

thx

Suijin 08-28-2003 04:07 PM

um... anyone know any other websites? (sry about double posting.):Pengy:


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