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Old 09-17-2004, 10:45 PM   #1
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Hard drive partitioning


Good evening all,

I was planning on installing mandrake 10 on a dell inspiron 1100. I was wondering if there was free or cheap software that would allow me to resize the existing ntfs partition.. Thanks in advance..

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Old 09-17-2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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the mandrake installer has a built-in resizer...
 
Old 09-18-2004, 02:33 AM   #3
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I tried that

I tried that it would not resize the partition what i did was reinstalled winxp pro to a smaller partition i guess i needed the reinstall anyways : ) thanks for your reply

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Old 09-18-2004, 02:33 AM   #4
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I tried that

I tried that it would not resize the partition what i did was reinstalled winxp pro to a smaller partition i guess i needed the reinstall anyways : ) thanks for your reply

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Old 09-19-2004, 07:48 PM   #5
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Check out www.terabyteunlimited.com. They offer a free partition tool called BootIt NG (NG=New Generation). It's what I used because the mandrake installation wouldn't resize my windows partition. Even still, back up your data because there is chance something could go wrong. Run chkdsk under Command Prompt, and then try the partiton tool. Oh and run Defrag also. Then you should be all set.
 
  


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