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Old 01-09-2003, 01:42 PM   #1
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What if i already have partitions?


I already have partitions on my pc, and i have windows 98 running on one of them, i split the hard drive to 4(C, D, E, F)
And on E i got about 1.5 gb free, and i dont want to delete the rest of the stuff that are on E, or move them because i have installed software there. How can i make a partition on the free space and yet save the rest?

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Old 01-09-2003, 02:04 PM   #2
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Re: What if i already have partitions?

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I already have partitions on my pc, and i have windows 98 running on one of them, i split the hard drive to 4(C, D, E, F)
And on E i got about 1.5 gb free, and i dont want to delete the rest of the stuff that are on E, or move them because i have installed software there. How can i make a partition on the free space and yet save the rest?

Thanks.
Almost any partitioner should do that...after all, you aren't doing anything to the partitions you already use.

This begs a question though...why so many partitions in DOS? Do you have a huge drive?

1.5 G sure isn't going to give you much though. You'll probably be best off with something like Peanut Linux or Knoppix.
 
Old 01-09-2003, 02:09 PM   #3
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but i am doing something with the partitions i use, i got data on each partition, but i got 1.5 gb free on E and i want to turn that into partitions space for Linux or something.

Could you just tell me what i need to do when in the installation i get the partition setup?

And i don't have a big hard drive, no real reason for so many splits, my cousin did it for me...

I am doing a custom installation so i will only need 400 megs for Linux.
 
Old 01-09-2003, 04:11 PM   #4
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Some distros, such as Mandrake or RedHat, have an "Expert" install mode. If you have it, use that. It will give you more control over the installation process, including where to set Linux up.
 
Old 01-09-2003, 04:48 PM   #5
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but i am doing something with the partitions i use, i got data on each partition, but i got 1.5 gb free on E and i want to turn that into partitions space for Linux or something.
Or something?...you just format it for the type of filesystem you will use.

In rereading your initial post it seems that you need to do a non-detructive split of a partition.

With four already there...I might leave this operation to your cousin if I were you.


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Could you just tell me what i need to do when in the installation i get the partition setup?
See above...

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And i don't have a big hard drive, no real reason for so many splits, my cousin did it for me...
Does he happen to know anything about Linux? If you aren't confident to create a linux partition, and really fear losing your data, you may want to have him do this for you.

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I am doing a custom installation so i will only need 400 megs for Linux.
And, you aquired this information where?...what distro are you going to install?

Are you going to use a graphical interface?

The way you type above it sounds like you have the impression that all partitioners are the same...they aren't.

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Old 01-09-2003, 05:35 PM   #6
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You will need to resize your E drive to create free space. There is a free utility called fips that will resize. Be sure to defrag the drive first. I would use Partition Magic if you have access to it.
 
  


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