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Old 10-08-2002, 04:38 PM   #1
Shaopudding
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Red Hat on windows


I just downloaded Red Hat 8.0 and tried to install it on a hard disk with windows xp on. As always, when I try to do things with my computer which I consider easy, I run into problems. During the installation process when it came to the partitioning part it couldn't proceed because it was unable to find free space to use. Now I tried to modify the windows ntfs partition (automatically, with Disk Druid and with fdisk) but couldn't do it unless formatting it into a linux filesystem (thus loosing all data which I want to keep). I even tried to install suse 8.0 in order to create a linux partition on which to install red hat later on, but I had exactly the same problem. Is there a way to get round the problem?
 
Old 10-10-2002, 11:00 AM   #2
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You can use Partition Magic (PM) to resize the NTFS partition and then RH will see the empty space.

Some people have had trouble with PM. I have PM 8.0 and had no problems with resizing an NTFS partition. But, as always, use it at your own risk and back up anything you cannot afford to lose.
 
Old 10-10-2002, 04:22 PM   #3
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thank you Smitty-rh, but I am one of those people who have trouble with partition magic. I've used it a few times but when I do the reeboot all the changes fail and the situation is just like before
 
Old 10-10-2002, 04:38 PM   #4
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hmmm, sorry then. Not too many easy ways to resize the ntfs partition then.

One last thought. Is your xp disk a dynamic disk or basic? If it is a dynamic disk you may be able to go into the comp management mmc and resize from there. Also if it IS a dynamic disk then Partition Magic will definitely be of no use as it cannot resize a dynamic disk.

good luck.
 
  


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