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Old 11-29-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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Whats the best way to partion a computer using windows XP pro to be able to dual boot linux fedora core 4??
 
Old 11-29-2005, 06:57 PM   #2
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:13 PM   #3
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If XP is already installed, simply start from the Fedora CD and follow the instructions.

Otherwise, you must install XP first. If you only have one drive, make a partition during XP install--maybe 10-12 GB for XP depeniding on the total size of the drive.

If your XP partition take the whole disk, I dont know if the Fedora partitioner can fix that (you'll find out before you have to committ anything). If not, use fdisk, partition magic, etc. to re-size the XP partition.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 04:53 PM   #4
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If you need to resize the Windows partition you can use either QTParted or Diskdrake. QTParted comes on the Knoppix LiveCD and Diskdrake comes on the PCLinuxOS LiveCD, they're very similar to Partition Magic. Both can do what Fedora, Windows and fdisk can't - resize partitions and do it safely.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 01:51 AM   #5
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resize partitions and do it safely.
It's still advised to make a backup of your important data before you start fiddling with partitions.
 
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