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Old 02-03-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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I want to use fdisk or cfdisk if it will be easier for what I want to do. I know how to use fdisk though. The problem is my Windows partition uses all the space how do I make it smaller so I can create a few partitons for linux?
Old 02-03-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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well using fdisk or cfdisk youk will just destroy the partition, you'll need to get an app that can resize partitions ...
and since you are using windows, i will start by suggestion partition magic 8
Old 02-03-2004, 09:42 PM   #3
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You have to buy it right?
Old 02-03-2004, 09:53 PM   #4
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Yes, partition magic is commercial software.

I used BootIt NG, available from

Download the program, run it to create a boot floppy, restart your computer with the disk in your drive. It will allow you to resize your existing windows partition without destroying data.

Note that there is always a chance that any partitioning program could destroy your data. Make sure you back up any important files just in case the worst happens


[edit]You should just be able to make some free space. The install program will normally allow you to create the neccessary partitions out of the free space and format them.[/edit]

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