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Old 11-01-2001, 08:35 PM   #1
oostevo
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I Installed XP, and Now I Can't Install Linux!


Hello there. I just upgraded from Windows ME to Windows XP. Doing so erased the entire hard drive, including my Linux partition.
When I tried to reinstall Linux (Mandrake 8.0), using the installation utility that resizes your Windows partition, it gives me the error that my partition is too fragmented, and that I should run defrag. I have defragged the hard drive probably 5 times, and it is still giving me that error. And I'm not even using NTFS. I should still be able to install Linux. What's going on?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 11-01-2001, 11:36 PM   #2
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hello,
try ranish partiion manager

http://www.users.intercom.com/~ranish/part/

not sure if XP will like it though....

I would use xp's fdisk utility i guess...
 
Old 11-02-2001, 03:47 PM   #3
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Well, I guess I'll try Ranish, because XP doesn't have fdisk (don't ya just love Microsoft?)
 
  


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