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Old 06-21-2003, 02:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to use space on a windows drive for linux!!!


When I go into FDISK, I try to create a partition but it says that there is not enough space on my c drive to do so. I notice that when i display the C drive that it says 100% usage. I have about 7 gigs of free space on that drive. How do i get free space from my c drive so i can partition it?
 
Old 06-21-2003, 02:37 PM   #2
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Distro and release, bootloader, current disk partitioning scheme is not mentioned in your question.

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How old is your install? It might be easier to re-size your dos position and re-install.

Getting Started with Linux: Table of Contents

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Try a board search to see problems involved with adding new partitions and grub/lilo misconfigurations.

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-21-2003 at 02:49 PM.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 02:38 PM   #3
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read the redhat x86 install guide, it covers everything in there on partitioning and setting up a dual boot system

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/
 
Old 06-21-2003, 02:45 PM   #4
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You don't get free space on C you get free space on your drive. Think of a drive like a pie - each segment of pie is a partition. C is mainly the name windows gives to the first partition.
Code:
Now you have C: taking up the whole pie.
       ##########
     ##############
   ##################
  ####################
 ##########  #########
 ######### C: #########
 ##########  ##########
  ####################
   ##################
     ##############
       ##########

You need to use a program like Partition Magic or Parted
to make windows only take 50% or 75%.
(whatever you want) then the rest of the pie will be
vailable for linux to use with an ext3 or equivilant filesystem.
       #####+++++
     #######+++++++
   #########+++++++++
  ##########++++++++++
 #####  ####+++ F +++++
 #### C: ###+++ R +++++
 #####  ####+++ E +++++
  ##########+++ E ++++
   #########+++++++++
     #######+++++++
       #####+++++
EDIT: I spent to long making pie

Last edited by david_ross; 06-21-2003 at 02:47 PM.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 02:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by david_ross
EDIT: I spent to long making pie
at least they look good
 
Old 06-21-2003, 04:26 PM   #6
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Nothing else to add but felt compelled to say that is the most stunning piece of character art I've seen in a while!!! Give that man a pie
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:43 PM   #7
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lol
 
Old 06-22-2003, 09:07 PM   #8
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A better idea might be LinforWin. Should be with most distros, but a Linux for Windows. It makes two files under your FAT32 Windows drive. One for the base Root filesystem and another for the Swap filesystem.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 02:15 AM   #9
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Another idea

Purchase a copy of vmware, install it on windows and install Linux in a virtual machine. (cost $99, i think).

Windows believes that they get the whole pie all to theirself. No pie for you.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 02:25 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by david_ross
You don't get free space on C you get free space on your drive. Think of a drive like a pie - each segment of pie is a partition. C is mainly the name windows gives to the first partition.
Code:
Now you have C: taking up the whole pie.
       ##########
     ##############
   ##################
  ####################
 ##########  #########
 ######### C: #########
 ##########  ##########
  ####################
   ##################
     ##############
       ##########

You need to use a program like Partition Magic or Parted
to make windows only take 50% or 75%.
(whatever you want) then the rest of the pie will be
vailable for linux to use with an ext3 or equivilant filesystem.
       #####+++++
     #######+++++++
   #########+++++++++
  ##########++++++++++
 #####  ####+++ F +++++
 #### C: ###+++ R +++++
 #####  ####+++ E +++++
  ##########+++ E ++++
   #########+++++++++
     #######+++++++
       #####+++++
EDIT: I spent to long making pie
So, how'd you build the pie?

Cool
 
Old 06-23-2003, 01:02 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
So, how'd you build the pie?

Cool
A long time slaving in the kitchen.

Just so we don't go too far off topic - do you see what we meaan Farem? Any other questions then just say.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 02:54 PM   #12
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i would just download partition magic (it MAY be free at download.com) and split your windows partition (C:\) into two. then format the other one to a linux base and off you go!
 
Old 06-23-2003, 05:45 PM   #13
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Ranish partition manager is free i think.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 06:01 PM   #14
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Partition Magic isnt free. The Demo they offer is non working. Its just a "preview", no actual changes occur.

Ranish Partition Manager cant resize NTFS.
 
  


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