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Old 05-10-2002, 03:58 AM   #1
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Question Ok changed my mind...now seriously need some help and advice!!!!


ok i was talking about 0x10 error when i boot my red hat 6.2 with a boot disk and i read up on it and people say its a crc error, well i dont know if it is but i have changed floppies and bought new ones, but im over that now.....i have decided to....make some lnux partitions....so i can dual boot with XP right? you can do that can't you?....well anyways the thing is that i don't want to lose my files and i have no way of backing them up.....i have read that its POSSIBLE of making partitions when you still have files on them.....but does someone out there have a way that your PRETTY sure that will allow me to keep my files while making the linux partitions....

c'mon people its my birthday tomorrow and i want this version of red hat running by then!!!!!!!!
 
Old 05-10-2002, 05:00 AM   #2
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hmmm,,,

so u wanna partition your hd, so u can stick XP on there.. well, see if u can get a program like, a partition magic thingy,, im not sure, but thats how i'd do it.

if there isnt one.. your going to have to find a way to backup that data.. a cdrw is fairly cheap now-adays.. but, i dont really know other than that.

 
Old 05-10-2002, 05:14 AM   #3
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Question hmmmmm

well are you sure if i use partition magic that my data will not get lost or sorrupted.......cause i currently have redhat 6.2 installed....but i cant boot it from da boot disk (0x10 error) but dont worry bout that....some one told me that if i juss make linux partitions i should be able to dual boot my o/s's somehow.....possible????????
 
Old 05-10-2002, 09:00 AM   #4
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Re: hmmmmm

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Originally posted by GT I.N.C
well are you sure if i use partition magic that my data will not get lost or sorrupted
There are no absolute guarantees, so you should still make a backup of your XP first. But your chances really are very good. I've used Partition Magic quite a few times and never had any trouble. I know 3 others who have used it without any problems.

Partition Commander costs quite a bit less than Partition Magic. You might want to consider buying that instead.
 
Old 05-10-2002, 09:26 AM   #5
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Well I don't know how it goes with RedHat, but when I booted from the first cd from SuSE 7.3 on my Win2000 machine, it came up with a partition solution by itself. It created Linux partitions en just made the Win2000 partition a bit smaller. Then it asked if these partition sizes were ok, if I wasn't happy with them I could make them myself in the SuSE install.
 
Old 05-10-2002, 09:47 AM   #6
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Smile mmm...

Yeah, red hat seems to have its own partition thingy.. I noticed, that my suse linux also had its own partition program, and it worked really well... didnt have to do anything special, it did all the "Maths" for me, so to speak...

to partition, how about searching for some linux partition programs,, say.. using google??

(had to stick Tux in there somewhere)
 
Old 05-10-2002, 10:19 PM   #7
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thanx

thanx alot people.....well my red hat is 6.2 so i don't know if it can do what you were saying....but i may have to take the risk of losing my files.....cause today is my b-day AND I WANT RED HAT lol
 
  


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