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Old 11-25-2004, 09:52 PM   #1
davidleroux1
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move xp partition for linux


with out using partion magic or some other third party partition management software, is it possibel to resize a windows partition to make room for linux. sorry this is a windows question but gotta set a dual boot system to convert a windows user. I gues what I am asking is if wondows itself can resize the drive that it is using

thanks
 
Old 11-26-2004, 02:22 AM   #2
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Investigate ntfsresize
 
Old 11-26-2004, 08:52 AM   #3
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That looks dangerous.

"Delete the partiion and recreate it with the new size."

Last edited by MikeZila; 11-26-2004 at 04:42 PM.
 
Old 11-26-2004, 12:54 PM   #4
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That looks dangerous.

"Delete the partiion and recreate it with the new size."
That's how the commercial ones work. There's not really any danger here if you pay attention to what your'e doing. The data is still on the disk even if you delete the partitions and throw the disk away. All this does is tell the OS to look in a different place.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 03:16 PM   #5
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That's how the commercial ones work. There's not really any danger here if you pay attention to what your'e doing. The data is still on the disk even if you delete the partitions and throw the disk away. All this does is tell the OS to look in a different place.
Agreed. Even so, I would still have a backup first.
 
  


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