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Thanks Samsara for your comments. Yes I did install Windows SP2, which I actually regret, since apart from stupid security measures, which I achieve by other means, it does not add anything new and useful. I wonder if I can uninstall it?
Another idea, I've still got my old 8Gb Fujitsu HD, which is quite slow but I can use it for Linux I guess. But I would prefer not to have a second HD, but re-organise my current one. The main idea is to get some space from C and D to create a Linix logical drive of say 5Gb. But I do not want to loose my data. So any advice is welcome.
Originally posted by foxy123 Thanks Samsara for your comments. Yes I did install Windows SP2, which I actually regret, since apart from stupid security measures, which I achieve by other means, it does not add anything new and useful. I wonder if I can uninstall it?
You can. The way I did it was to first revert my system to the pre-installation state using the Utility in Accessories, then uninstall it using the "Add/remove programs" utility in the Settings menu/browser. That should pretty much eliminate any trace of SP2 from your system.
Probably best to uninstall and re-install PartitionMagic. You should then be able to do all the partitioning you need to create that linux partition at the end of your disk.
I'm still using my 'old' win98 next to my linux(es) and partition magic comes up with problems avery time I start it. Anyway, if you can work with Partition Magic than Qtparted is easy: it's basically a PM clone. As an advantage it doesn't require reboots to 'finish operations in MS-DOS' or any of those typical windows behaviours.
Put it into your cd-drive and reboot your system. During startup you'll see an option to enter the bios (you'll have to press "F2", "esc" or "del") where you'll have to select cd-rom as first boot device. Save & exit. Now your box should boot from the rescue-cd in your cd-rom drive.
Once you're there, there are two possibilities. You either boot into text mode (like in slack-live and see a screen with some instructions as to possible actions, one might be to type 'qtprted' or similar to start the tool. The second possibility is you're in a graphical environment and you'll have to look for qtparted in the usual apps menu.
So I resized my 10Gb disk, dividing it into 2 equal parts: one has WinXP and another is planned for Linux. But I overshot a bit. I need 6Gb for WinXP and 4Gb for Linux. How can I take 1Gb from an empty partition to add to WinXP partition?
thanks to everyone - I have sort it out and have my SuSE running on 4.5Gb. The main problem is still lack of Internet connection - it seems utterly impossible to configure it . Will create a topic about it...