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Old 07-20-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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partitioning, RescueCD, SATA harddisk

I have a recently delivered Dell 4700 PC, with a 160 GB disk. I want to partition the disk (NTSF formatted) and put Fedora Core 4 on one partion and keep Windows XP on the other partition. I downloaded RescueCD and ran run_qtparted but there are problems. I googled around, and it looks like the problem is the 160 GB SATA disk on the 4700. I found some advice that said to change it to "combination" but there does not seem to be any option in setup to do that. Can anyone offer some advice?

Old 07-27-2005, 09:37 PM   #2
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What happens if you use a live cd from Knoppix for instance.

Since it is a new pc I think defragmentation is not necessary, but it doesn't hurt.
After defrag, use a live cd and start qtparted from knoppix,

Change the partition size from xp. Thatś all. RC4 should be able to use the empty space, make the partition and so on.
(take care that you have a backup from your XP because there is no guarantee.........)



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