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firedancer 07-14-2007 07:39 AM

make a partition , install a linux distro for the time being
Hi , i borrowed a lenovo 3000 C100 with xp on it

which is the institutes' own

but i would like to make a partition, and install a linux os on it , rite now i run puppy and dyne on it but it would be running faster
to work on some stuff
i'm using gimp alot and other artistic multimedia programs

i did this before already , but i want to be sure , cause it's NOT mine , and a little paranoia now

do i resize the HDD ?
I got the Gparted cd , i know i can use the partition programs from the distros self.

asking just to be sure

thanx in advance

indienick 07-14-2007 10:29 AM

Is there a particular distro you would like to run on it?

And if you already have Puppy installed, all you need to do is overwrite it with the installer of the distro of your choice, and *badda-boom-badda-bing*.

firedancer 07-14-2007 04:18 PM

so do it, 'resizing' HDD ?

yes puppy is good ! fast !

resize with puppy gparted program and overwrite , rite ?

i don't know why i'm asking this .......

is good then i 'll just do it ...

drpixel404 07-15-2007 06:50 PM

If you want to install a new distro and want to get rid of your current Puppy linux installation, just point the installer of what ever distro you want to the partition where Puppy currently resides and it will overwrite it. If you want to *add* a new distro, but keep the current ones that you have already installed, yes you will need to use a partition editing tool such as GParted. Make sure that you are running GParted off of the GParted LiveCD and not from Puppy linux or Dyne, because it may mess some stuff up.

pixellany 07-15-2007 07:34 PM

Before you start re-sizing the Windows partition on a machine that is not yours:
Do you have a way of restoring Windows if something goes haywire?
Are there files that need to be backed up?
De-frag the partition.

The GParted CD would be the best way to do the re-sizing

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