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dianat100 03-08-2005 07:59 AM

resizing linux partitions to free up space for window$ - safe or clean install?
 
First off, I DID search the forums and found some info, but I'm still confused.

I have Mandrake on 13GB HDD, love it. I want to resize its partitions to be able to install Win98 on another partition.

Q1: Is it safe to use the Mandrake installer disk utility for resizing partitions or will I lose linux?
Q2: Which partitions should I resize, home, /, or swap? (if I do it manually, I assume I will have to). I want a 3GB win partition.
Q3: Is QTParted the best option? (I haven't noticed anything about making room for Win partiton)

PS. I did read the article: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=196 (Installing Windows 98SE as a secondary OS on a Linux System), but it says it's for Red Hat distro.

Thanks!

Boow 03-08-2005 08:21 AM

Re: resizing linux partitions to free up space for window$ - safe or clean install?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by dianat100

PS. I did read the article: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=196 (Installing Windows 98SE as a secondary OS on a Linux System), but it says it's for Red Hat distro.

Thanks!

I guess you didn't read it that good I glanced at it an it said any flavor of linux.

dianat100 03-08-2005 08:38 AM

Re: Re: resizing linux partitions to free up space for window$ - safe or clean instal
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Boow
I guess you didn't read it that good I glanced at it an it said any flavor of linux.
Yeah, sure. But it still doesn't answer my questions. Thanks anyway.

Boow 03-08-2005 09:18 AM

try qtparted but id backup data and mbr first

dianat100 03-09-2005 12:00 PM

I will try that, thanks.

Padma 03-09-2005 01:05 PM

If you are using Mandrake, you can also just use diskdrake. It's in the Mandrake Control Center, under "Partitions", IIRC. (I'm at work on a Windows box right now, and can't check.)


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