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Old 06-12-2004, 09:15 PM   #1
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Question question about partitioning files/mandrake.

I have never used a linux but am extremely interested. I definatly want a dual-boot.

I am having difficulties partitioning files.

My question: I wanted fedora, but i heard that mandrake will auto partition my space. Is this correct? If so, how would this look/ how difficult is it? After have mandrake, can I have fedora also? What are the differences between mandrake and fedora?

Thank you
Old 06-13-2004, 12:17 AM   #2
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i believe mandrake will auto partition

it's also cooler b/c it has built-in mp3 support

im currently downloading the isos for mandrake 10.0, but in order to get my dual boot of windows xp/fc1 to work, i had to get Partition Magic 8 and resize my Windows XP ntfs partition (ntfs and linux dont work well together)
After that, I created a fat32 partition for windows and linux to share and modified /etc/fstab so that I could manipulate it w/o root access.
it sounds difficult, but it really isn't.
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I believe if memory serves me correctly Fedora will also auto partition if you select that option during install.
Old 06-15-2004, 10:48 PM   #4
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Fedora can't resize ntfs partitions, and I believe you need to run fips to resize FAT32.
Old 06-16-2004, 12:23 AM   #5
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i used partition commander, and it worked out better than ever
if you let them auto-partition, you must have the partitions already made, or be ready for Mandrake 10 to take up ALL FREE SPACE or your entire HDD, win partition included


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