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Old 05-15-2004, 02:25 PM   #1
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partition dilemna on mandrake/xp dual boot


my dual boot xp/mandrake hard drive is currently broken down as follows

c:....ntsf....windows xp 25 GB
linux boot....100 MB
linux....mandrake 10 CE....7 GB
fat32....25 GB....used for both linux and xp data
linux swap....500 MB

here is a pic with a few additional details.

http://www.emule-help.com/partitionmagic.jpg

i would like to use partition magic 8 to do the following.

ntsf....xp....40 GB
fat32....10 GB
linux....7 GB

i already tried to convert some of the fat32 partition to ntsf and then merge it with the other ntsf partition but partition magic wouldn't allow it because the partitions weren't adjacent. is there any way to do this without erasing my linux partition.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 02:31 PM   #2
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Not that I can think of. Why not just have 2 ntfs partitions or just use the fat32 partition as you are intending to do the ntfs?
 
Old 05-16-2004, 01:25 PM   #3
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well, i download a lot of p2p files from emule, overnet and bittorrent. i like to download all the bittorrent to my fat32 so i can read/write the data from linux. but i like having all the overnet and emule data on ntsf because it is very convenient to compress the contents of the partials downloads folder in both these programs and that can't be done if fat32. i also move data around a fair bit and moving data from my fat32 partition to my ntsf partition takes a while.

i guess i may as well go with

c:....ntsf....25 GB
linux....7 GB
fat32....10 GB
ntsf....15 GB

for now and then just before i install my next linux distribution make it

c:....ntsf....40 GB
fat32....17 GB

and then take 7 GB from the fat32 for my linux distrubtion.
 
  


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