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Old 04-12-2005, 05:09 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 04-12-2005, 05:26 PM   #2
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Get a knoppix live CD, it comes with qtparted ...


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Old 04-12-2005, 05:42 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 05:58 PM   #4
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Not if his PQ was version5, for instance ... that one
can't handle NTFS as it's being used by eXPeriment.

And I've done a non-destructive NTFS resize on
my bosses workstation using Knoppix ;)


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Old 04-14-2005, 10:31 AM   #5
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how would i resize it? what about if i have some mandrake distro arround, maybe if i use harddrake? would that work too??
 
Old 04-14-2005, 02:11 PM   #6
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You may be interested in checking out BootIT NG. -- J.W.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 02:50 PM   #7
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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.
 
  


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