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I've heard that you can repartition your hard drive without buying programs and without losing data on your computer. is this true? if so, how do I do this? (I wanna use linux instead of evil unstable microsoft!
with some linux distros it is not even necessary to repartition before you boot. They realize you do not like windows and do not want to lose data. When your start the install it asks you whether you wish to install on an existing partition or on a new partition. If you choose a new partition a partition is created for you by the installation.
Originally posted by tamoneya with some linux distros it is not even necessary to repartition before you boot. They realize you do not like windows and do not want to lose data. When your start the install it asks you whether you wish to install on an existing partition or on a new partition. If you choose a new partition a partition is created for you by the installation.
WHOA!! cool! that will save me a LOT of time! what are the name of some distros that don't make you use another partition?
bah! i talked to my dad a bit too much about linux. now I can't download it because he thinks I'll mess up my computer. i'll probably never use this site again, at least until I move out... then i'll use linux. until then, adios amigos.
dual boot and don't tell him. It worked for me. After you get it up and running you can show them. If you choose to do knoppix instead of mandrake it will be really easy for him not to notice. Later you can move on to more advanced distro once you show your parents you know what you are doing.
also if your dad thinks that linux is bad for your computer ask him whether he has heard about somthing called windows.