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Old 05-16-2004, 05:25 PM   #1
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Canīt install Mandrake because of Partition Problems

I wanted to install Mandrake 9.2 but I canīt reduce the space of my Harddisk more than 18GB although itīs 20GB big, all with Windows XP Prof.
When changing into the Expert-Mode, entering the desired space when clicking OK it changes the space number to i.e 18466MB

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Old 05-17-2004, 12:08 AM   #2
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you mean you cannot get it smaller than 18GB? Start windows and then disable swapspace, automatic backup for system restore and do a defragmentation (the swapspace thing is somewhere under my computer ->properties, I think). This will probably give you more room.

Once you are done installing linux, you can reactivate the things if you want.
Old 05-17-2004, 12:47 AM   #3
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Not sure I understand the question but check this out.

Many drive manufacturors use 1,000,000 as a MB and 1,000,000,000 as a GB and so on. It makes the drive look bigger but it's not in binary. If you use 1024 instead of 1000 you can calculate the actual size.

20000000000 B / 1024 = 19531250 KB
19531250 KB / 1024 = 19073.48633 MB
19073.48633 MB / 1024 = 18.62645149 GB

Or maybe that's not it.


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