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Old 03-09-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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Partitioning Mandrake 9.2 with XP installed


I was reading the Mandrake guide but got a bit nervous during the partition. So far, all my 40 GB hard drive is allocated to windows. The guide said to click on the windows partition (the 'blue' rectangle) and go to resize, where a slider will apear. As soon I do this I get this message:

"After resizing partition pda1, all data will be lost"

This was after doing speeddisk. Will this kill all my Windows data?

Thanks
 
Old 03-09-2004, 11:37 AM   #2
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As a general rule of thumb, don't resize Windows partitions with Linux tools or vice-versa. Your best bet would be to resize Windows with Partition Magic to make space for Mandrake, and the install it. Make sure to back up whatever is important to you
 
Old 03-09-2004, 11:38 AM   #3
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It very well might, so be ware! I'd say your safest choice is to use partition magic (or similar) and let that do the risky part (I don't use P.M. but I've heard it's good if you've read the manual!) Anyways what you need to do is to resize the parition and then split it. Then you can safely let mandrake continue and erase everything (on the new partition).

I hope it works out, just plan ahead.
Good Luck
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Old 03-09-2004, 11:39 AM   #4
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I apperently write too slow...
 
Old 03-09-2004, 04:47 PM   #5
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I read somewhere partition magic 8 or later is able to resize (with no data lost) NTFS partitions. I would do a backup anyway.
As far as I know no linux partitioning tools are available at the moment to that purpose.
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Old 03-09-2004, 05:48 PM   #6
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Yeah, don't forget backing up the most necessary!
 
Old 03-09-2004, 07:31 PM   #7
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Thanks all, Partition magic worked great and the install was successful.
 
  


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