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Old 12-18-2003, 11:24 PM   #1
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I am going to install some new Distros and test 'em all out and see how I like them. I know there are commercial Partitioning Programs availible to do this without fdisking the hard drive. Is there a free one for Linux?

Old 12-18-2003, 11:46 PM   #2
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Each distro will come with its own partitioning tool to use when installing.. no need to go buy one or download one.
Old 12-19-2003, 12:29 AM   #3
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But will that format my current Linux Partition?

Old 12-19-2003, 01:51 AM   #4
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Bro - partitioning is an intentional action. If you want to partition, then run the fdisk or cfdisk (preferred) utility. As trickykid indicated, each distro will have at least some sort of basic partitioning tool. -- J.W.
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Hey..personally I feel that cfdisk is more interactive than the fdisk..I have done most of my partitioning by the cfdisk and its quite good at it.Each distro has its own partitioning tool as RedHat is provided with the diskdruid along with the fdisk..But..the partitioning tools like partitionmagic are good enough it seems(Did'nt need to try them as the facilites inbuilt with the distro I use are enough)..Any misgivings..come back and post them..


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