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Old 09-08-2002, 11:37 PM   #1
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Angry Need to partiton, don't know how to boot into dos with XP


I want to install Red Hat 7.3 on my IBM Thinkpad, but there's no floppy drive! I need to boot into dos to partition my HDD with FIPS, but I can't remember how to do it, and I have hardly any XP experience, is it even possible to boot to a dos prompt?? If so, how?? Your help would be greatly, and I mean greatly appreciated!
 
Old 09-09-2002, 01:30 AM   #2
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Can you boot from a CD?
 
Old 09-09-2002, 01:46 AM   #3
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In w2k if you press F8 during startup you can choose to go to command prompt, it might be something similar in XP.
 
Old 09-09-2002, 09:22 AM   #4
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yes, I can boot from my Red Hat Instal CD, but partitioning fails.
 
Old 09-09-2002, 03:35 PM   #5
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Hi,

U could try and get your hands on a program called partition magic. http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/

with that program u can partition your drive without losing data and it is XP compatible.

another programm with a free demo version http://www.partition-manager.com/n_pm_main.htm

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Old 09-09-2002, 05:34 PM   #6
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I had to bend over and take the pounding for Partition Magic, but hell, it worked great.
 
  


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