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Old 12-31-2003, 11:09 PM   #1
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Windows Partition Split For Room To Install Red Hat Linux 9.0


Hello,

I have had windows for a while but I am to the point I want to learn Linux (for many other reasons too) and I am sick and tired of Microsoft and there crappy stuff....

Well a while back my computer crashed and I lost everything... Well Microsoft only sent me "Restore Disks" (my computer had pre-install with Windows XP so I had no install disks)...

Well I just re-installed windows using those disks (thats all I have)... But, that install will only install if it can format and re-partition my harddrive... It makes 2 partitions one a restore partition and the other (the REST of my hard drive) is the Windows partition...

I cant make room for linux... I tried using the free program "Partition Resizer" but it tells me that the two partitions overlap so it dose not read either of them...

I have to leave windows on my computer for other members of my family....

How can I fix this?

Thanks!,
Andrew
 
Old 12-31-2003, 11:41 PM   #2
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You could try to use knoppix ... both for
the resizing, and later on for a installation.

It comes with parted and ntfsresize, both
of which I have successfully used before.


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Old 01-01-2004, 12:39 PM   #3
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Thanks!.

I will give it a try and let you know...

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