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Old 08-25-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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Fujitsu-Siemens amilo M7440G - I can't do a partition to install linux

Hi, I just bought a new laptop: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M7440G. I need to install linux (I have a Mandrake distribution) for my work. In order to do that I try to do first a partition of the HDD disk using "partition magic". However when rebooting with this program the system hangs, I can't make it run! It seems to me that in any way the pre-installed Windows XP protects itself against a repartition of the disk...?? Can anybody help me, please?

Sorry for the question if it's obvious for you, but I am quite new with this.

Thanks a lot.
Old 08-26-2005, 06:24 AM   #2
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I doubt XP protects itself against repartitioning. I've never used Partition magic but I believe that repartitioning NTFS is possible. See thread below for more info:

Also do a "ntfs resize" in That will give you a place to start.

If you have the Rescue/Recovery CD/DVD available, and you have not customized your Windows too much, I would repartition the disk using some Linux live-CD (such as knoppix), leaving first partition (/dev/hda1) for windows. Fdisk, cfdisk or qtparted should be able to do the job. Then I'd reinstall WIndows with the Recovery CD and install Linux on the remaining partition(s).

It is _possible_ that the Recovery CD/DVD will complain about the new disk layout, but I doubt they are that smart .
Old 02-13-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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need help any 1 plz :D

hello everyone,

I bought a Fujitsu-seimens Amilo M147G laptop.
I formated the system and my recovery CD is lost ... though I have drivers & utilities consumer notebook ... My recovery system CD is lost and i cant install windows can you suggest a way to install windows or to download that Cd anywhere ? any help from you would be appreciate it and please can u send the reply to the e-mail : or ( 1st. is prefered )
and post your reply here also

thanks in advance for your help .


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