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Old 02-21-2003, 01:35 PM   #1
Acid0G
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Partition Troubles


Hello everyone, here is the problem. I plan to do a dualboot with Mandrake 9 and Win XP Home. First of all, Win XP Home is on a FAT 32 partition, and it is the only partition. So I thought mandrake would do the dirty work for me. So during the Mandrake install it gets to the partition point, so i was going to let it do it automatically and it said "Partition error:"
So i thought ok i can resize it myself, when i tried to it says "Partition is not resizeable."
Why!?
 
Old 02-21-2003, 02:00 PM   #2
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windows xp home locks the partition and makes in un-resizeable

either upgrade to xp pro or format the drive and partition it with fdisk (you'll need a copy of 98/ME because you cannot install XP Home from DOS, it will only install over the top of a pre existing windows installation)

Then, put 98/me on, then XP then Linux last of all

Long winded but worth it...mandrake is wonderful.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 02:06 PM   #3
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When i am installing XP, can i just leave like 16000mbs, that way it will be unused and when i try to install mandrake it will recognize that? Or will that be locked too, even thought im not installing it on that other partition?
 
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that should be ok, as long as the partition is defined first

you only get problems if xp home already has the whole drive to itself
 
  


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