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Old 10-06-2005, 02:13 PM   #1
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Help!!! Disk Partion Repost!


I got a HP System with 2 Partions
Now can I partion to 3 with Fdisk and not reformat and keep what info on my 2 partions?
I relly dont want to reformat and reinstall all my windows stuff (got win XP)
Please Help me!!!!! Thanks
 
Old 10-06-2005, 03:19 PM   #2
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DON'T TRY THIS IF YOU WANT TO GO ON THE SAFE SIDE!

I do not believe that fdisk will resize any windows partition.
however many distros now have a utility that will resize a fat32, or NTFS partition. however they can cause damage to the partition (I have never encountered any problems, but I do not use windows enough to care if it breaks on me). you can also get these programs seperatly from an install

http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/ntfsresize.html

that one should work fine.

if you really want to go on the safe side I would go buy another harddrive and install linux on that.

good luck.
 
Old 10-06-2005, 04:57 PM   #3
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Either that or Qtparted.
 
Old 10-06-2005, 05:01 PM   #4
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