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Old 10-02-2002, 03:54 PM   #1
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partitioning software


is the partitioning software that comes with redhat 7.3 any good? i know it gives you the option to use it when installing.

do you guys know any other good, easy to use partitioning software?

thanx

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Old 10-02-2002, 04:14 PM   #2
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i like it, maxtor has some good free software if you want to cut up the drive before installing windows. maxblast plus
 
Old 10-03-2002, 01:08 AM   #3
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If you have Windows still, you could go buy partition magic. It handles that stuff quiet well.
 
Old 10-03-2002, 01:24 AM   #4
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i recommend not to partition magic bcz my experience is bad with it. i have used it twice on different pcs but after or whithin partioning process it halts or after partitioning it does not work and some day the pc does not boot!

be careful
 
Old 10-03-2002, 01:27 AM   #5
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I just got a great windows partition/resize utility... from gnu! it's called "fips"
get it, it works great
 
Old 10-03-2002, 01:35 AM   #6
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I never had a problem with it, but yes, always back up your data.
 
Old 10-03-2002, 06:55 AM   #7
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is fips the one that comes with slackware? i might have it. do you know what the one with redhat is called? i'm gonna reformat my hard drive, reinstall windows 98 and then install redhat 7.3 again.

if i actually get it to work i might install slackware too unless its too complicated. so if i install windows and then install redhat and use the partitioning software that comes with redhat it should work, right? i tried using partition magic but it just messed me up and i cant get to my windows partition.

-emjay
 
Old 10-03-2002, 10:03 AM   #8
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fips is a little simplistic - gnu parted is far more powerful, if not the most user friendly thing in the world. You can download a floppy image to boot off and use from gnu.org
 
Old 10-03-2002, 06:13 PM   #9
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fips comes with most disto's - in the dosutils directory on the CD I think........Partition Magic has got to be the flakiest, most dangerous low level util ever!
 
  


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