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Old 10-16-2003, 06:23 AM   #1
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Unhappy Partitioning before Installing


Now....I want to try this linux distro because I hear that it is good So I wanted to ask how to mae the partitions under Windows... Can I use Partition Magic ? And I am asking because my information under my win is very worthy and I don't want to lose it if I try to install it.I have experience with Slackware.But by Slack when I started installing it automatic told me that there is Windows.Is by Arch so ?
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Old 10-16-2003, 10:39 AM   #2
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I don't know really...
but it found installing arch easier than slack
arch is great, try it
remember nothing beats a BSD

Geert.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 05:06 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure Arch will not help you much with setting up dual boot. It can be done, naturally, it's just you'll have to do it yourself.
First, use Partition Magic only to shrink Windows partition. Then make Linux partitions with Linux tools, during the installation.
During installation of Arch, be sure not to select the automatic option, since it will erase your whole drive. You'll need to go into the manual mode, and make partions in that empty space you've made in Partition Magic.
Finally, you'll need to configure the bootloader, GRUB or LILO, to recognise both operating systems...
... and that's why I don't double boot
 
Old 10-18-2003, 05:19 PM   #4
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before you do anything to your harddrive BACKUP whatever is important to you!!! Partition magic is pretty good but things can go haywire. So BACKUP!!!
 
Old 10-19-2003, 04:25 AM   #5
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