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Old 02-28-2003, 08:21 AM   #1
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Partition Magic


I was wondering what the best partition application there is out there. I use Partition Magic, but is that the best?
 
Old 02-28-2003, 08:22 AM   #2
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if you'[re using mandrake, diskdrake works fine.
 
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That's the thing, I only have XP on my machine right now, and I don't want to lose what I already have. But I want to install Mandrake 9.0 on it as well, so I have to create another partition.
 
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uh huh.. diskdrake when you're installing. oh that's unless you're on NTFS inwhich case.... yeah proprietry is probably the way forward.
 
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If I just start installing Mandrake, will it partition my drives for me?
 
Old 02-28-2003, 08:32 AM   #6
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I believe that it's FAT32
 
Old 02-28-2003, 11:11 AM   #7
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Will Mandrake partition my drives for me, or is Partition Magic better to use?
 
Old 02-28-2003, 11:27 AM   #8
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yes, it's a great program, just defrag windows properly first, it's really good for resizing fat32
 
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Mandrake should repartition your drives, unless it's NTFS.
 
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Will Mandrake partition my drives for me, or is Partition Magic better to use?
Have you any free not formated space on your HDD, or you're going to cut it from your existing partition?
 
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I'm going to dedicate 20 gigs to it in it's own partition.
 
Old 02-28-2003, 04:37 PM   #12
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>I'm going to dedicate 20 gigs to it in it's own partition.
Why so much? IMHO : the linux itself with supplimentary programs needs less then 5 GB, and other information (Video, MP3s ...) should be stored on fat32 partion. So it would be easy to access it from any OS. Or you have another situation?
 
Old 02-28-2003, 05:55 PM   #13
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No, not another situation, should I give it 10?
 
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10 is probably fine, I have a 30 gig for Windows, 10 for Linux and a 15 formatted with FAT32 to share between Windows and Linux and it has worked fine for me.
 
  


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