If you're using Mandrake, then use the DiskDrake
program to resize/manage your partitions. Be warned: I'm not sure how Linux responds when you try to resize/move the partition that it's currently using!
If you use RH, you should be able to do this with DiskDruid
, but I'm not sure as I don't!
If you use any others, I haven't a clue - I've only ever used Mandrake, Red Hat, Turbo (which I couln't get to work, at all
) and SuSe Live! Eval (which doesn't require partitioning).
If you're a complete newbie
, then you might like to try SuSe Eval or Mandrake's Lin4Win. These allow you to have the full functionality of Linux, but without the partitioning. It does come at a price: They're so much slower than proper installs.
If you're running Mandrake
- Boot from the install CD and remove all Linux based partitions.
- Make them Windows partitions.
- Exit the install.
- Reboot into Windows (you may need to use a Windows boot floppy, and type fdisk /mbr first).
- Format the 'new drive(s)' that Windows can see (probably D).
- Insert the Mandrake CD and opt for Lin4Win and install it on the 'new' Windows partition/drive.
This is a very safe option! It creates a couple of huge files and 'mounts' them as it would any normal filesystem. Should all go wrong - just delete the files!