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Old 06-04-2003, 07:50 PM   #1
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Partition adjustment?

Hello all!

I have a laptop which I plan to run win98 and Slackware in a dual boot arrangement. It currently has a 20g HD with one partition which consumes the entire drive.

When I install Slackware and setup the part ions, can I 'adjust' the existing windows partition and create several others for a home, root and swap partition?

I wish my partitions to look like the following.

C: Win98 - 10gb
root - 1gb
swap - 500mb
home - 8.5gb

Is this possible since the current window partition is 20gb? (adjust the windows partition). Or will I have to reduce/create a new partition of 10gb and then create the remainder when I install Linux.
Old 06-04-2003, 09:55 PM   #2
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you need to first resize the windows partition and then you can install linux and then partition the empty space as you want it.

and your partition setup is wrong, you dont want to do like that.

try something like this

root 1gb
swap 512mb
/home 3gb
/usr 5.5gb
Old 06-04-2003, 10:09 PM   #3
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to resize use partition magic or fips.

i would do just the opposite with the /home and /usr, but that's me. it all depends on what you'll be using your machine for.



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