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Distribution: Slackware 11.0 [both lap & pc] WinXP
good partition program
i used to have partition magic, but it doesnt let me run it on windows xp, and now im left with no money, and i want to know whats a good program i could use to partition my harddrive, because i run windows, and i want to isntall linux, but i seem to find nothing but demos that u need to buy so it can make the changes, if anyone could find something plz let me know
id really appreciate thank you
I don't know if qtparted will non-destructively resize your XP partition. When I installed linux on my laptop (with XP home), I installed Mandrake linux. It's installation program resized the partition for me.
I don't know why you couldn't install partition magic. You could boot up with the Partition magic disk and run the program that way. It is a dos/graphic mode but it should work.
I had to do this at work because I had lost the cd sleeve which had the registration number.
Mandrake 10.1 or later, Knoppix 3.7 or later, ... basically anything released since last summer should do the trick for you. (Or something running a 2.4 kernel released up to a year or so before that.) Just be sure to defrag your XP partition *before* you try to resize it. If you don't you could be in for some serious problems.