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Old 10-08-2004, 10:43 AM   #1
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Partition Magic question


I have another computer in Europe and I want to install Linux on that. If I buy Partition Magic here in the US, will it work on that machine in Europe?

I am kind of concerned about the licensing thing were they say it is limited to only one computer.

That machine has pre-installed W2K (English Version) on it already.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 10:57 AM   #2
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Of course it will do. But i think Partition Magic is only a waste of money. There are a lot of free software that can do disk partitioning, for example, Disk Drake(a very useful GUI tool that comes with mandrakelinux, i can send it to you, just tell me) or fdisk that is present on ALMOST every linux distribution. This software is FREE, so Partition Magic is only a waste of money, i think. Contact me at

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Old 10-08-2004, 11:14 AM   #3
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I want to install Slackware 9.1, but I want to setup the Linux partitions before installing Slack because the FDISK Partitioner in Slack is text-based.

So what could I use before hand?

Thanks for the quick response.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 11:31 AM   #4
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Sorry, but i'm not sure that slackware 10 is that you actually need. If you are having difficulties with text-based install and partitioning, then slackware is not for you. My advice is to try something easier to use, like Mandrake. It has a graphical installer and partitioner, and is EXTREMELY easy to use. I recently used mandrakelinux installation cd to partition a hard drive on my friend's notebook to install windoze to it Now i'm using slackware, and can share mandrakelinux 9.2 to you.

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Old 10-08-2004, 11:40 AM   #5
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OS: Linux 2.4.21-0.13mdk (using W2K only when I have to)
What version of the distribution do you have?
 
Old 10-08-2004, 04:42 PM   #6
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Hey,
If you really want to use partition magic, why donīt you try out QtParted first?
It is a partition magic clone, GPL licence of course.
http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Soft.../QtParted.html
 
Old 10-08-2004, 08:04 PM   #7
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Ok now wait a minute. Im sort of lost here.....

Suppose I wanted to install Slackware Linux on my other PC. Now, should I use the Mandrake Partitioner DiskDrake thats in the Mandrake 9.1 CD#1 JUST ONLY to create Linux partitions and then quit the rest of the install???? And when thats done then will I be ready for Slack???

Or, does do they have a version of DiskDrake by itself that you could direct a link to download or to buy for a cheaper price?????

I am using Mandrake 9.1 on this PC now. And I also have the 3 set of CDs which I could guess I could use DiskDrake on the CD#1.

The ONLY reason I want to get into Slackware is because of stability and more security. Thats it.

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Old 10-08-2004, 08:06 PM   #8
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Hey if you wont slackware use cfdisk its alot easier.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 08:08 PM   #9
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The ONLY reason I want to get into Slackware is because of stability and more security. Thats it.

Suppose I wanted to install Slackware Linux on my other PC. Now, should I use the Mandrake Partitioner DiskDrake thats in the Mandrake 9.1 CD#1 JUST ONLY to create Linux partitions and then quit the rest of the install???? And when thats done then will I be ready for Slack???

Or, does do they have a version of DiskDrake by itself that you could direct a link to download or to buy for a cheaper price?????

I am using Mandrake 9.1 on this PC now. And I also have the 3 set of CDs which I could guess I could use DiskDrake on the CD#1.

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Old 10-08-2004, 08:11 PM   #10
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then use cfdisk its so easy if you knew me then you would know its hard for me to get anything, so it will be even easier for you.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 08:16 PM   #11
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CFDISK is in the Slackware installer???

I will try it.

But, I want to just verify that could anybody use DiskDrake in the Mandrake CD#1 installer to partition Linux WITHOUT installing Mandrake itself???

I just want to verify this and not ignore your advise about the CFDISK.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 08:20 PM   #12
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Yes ive used the diskdrake from mandrake 10 before to partate for slackware but its easier to use cfdisk since its easy to use and you boot the slcakware and do everything at once on 1 cd etc (did tht make sence).
 
Old 10-08-2004, 08:22 PM   #13
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Ok great, thanks for the advice.

Im reading the stuff and manuals right now on the slackware project webpage.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 08:29 PM   #14
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Good luck, slackware is the greatest distro i think anyway.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 11:10 PM   #15
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another simple way of disk partitioning is booting your computer with KNOPPIX, then formatting....
 
  


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