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Old 05-23-2001, 02:30 PM   #1
crashanburn
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HI all, a question that i need a answer to. I need to partition my HD for rehat 7, now FIPS wont work as i cant get a boot copy as windoze me wont create it, and then the partition is to small whaen i get to that stage, So is there a application that will help me partition my HD, i know about Partition magic but it will cost me IR£90. Hope some one can help.
 
Old 05-23-2001, 03:33 PM   #2
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I used FIPS for this. Did you check out the add/remove programs section in the control panel for creating a boot disk?
Anyway there are programs like disk druid and fdisk but they would wipe out the existing data. From what you have mentioned it looks like you want to make space from your existing windows partition without destroying the existing data. I haven't come across any other tool other than FIPS that would do this....Another option that you might want to look into, is creating a partitionless installation of RH7.0 on your existing win partition?
 
Old 05-23-2001, 03:37 PM   #3
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how do i go about this, im runnin windows me will this cause any problems
 
Old 05-23-2001, 06:36 PM   #4
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You mean the partitionless installation? It's actually quite simple. It just uses the existing fat partition( It doesn't work with NTFS though) and adds a couple of files to your root directory (C:\). The installation is just like the regular installation but when you reach the step where it asks for partition information, you skip right ahead and it does a partitionless installation for you. At the end of installation it creates a boot floppy and you can use it to boot linux. This partitionless installation may not be that good in performance as the regular one, though.
Win me shouldn't be a problem. I did it on a machine with Win Me and I had no problems with it. For more info on this just browse through RedHat's web site and search for "partitionless information" and they have very good documentation on the topic.
 
Old 05-23-2001, 06:50 PM   #5
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Cheers up and runnin an linux is lookin good
 
  


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