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Old 10-17-2003, 07:56 AM   #1
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New installation of Red Hat 9 - automatic partitioning?


I have just got RedHat9 and have been reading through the documentation.

I need to partition my hard drive and was wondering whether or not to do it automatically. As it is, my hard drive has 100gb free and currently just has WindowsXp home on it. If I ran the automatic partition what sort of partitions would it create in terms of size?

If it would be better to do it manually, would 30GB be sufficient as the Linux partition?
 
Old 10-17-2003, 08:01 AM   #2
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IMHO I would say go ahead and partition the disk on windows first. Then when u install RH9.0 go ahead with the automatic partition. RH9 will ask you whether you want to
1. remove existing Linux partitons
2. Remove all partitions
3. Use the free space

Go ahead and choose option 3

I think a 30 GB HD is good. Of course that depends on what you want to do. I burn a lot of movies and have no probs with a 30 GB drive
 
Old 10-17-2003, 08:32 AM   #3
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IMHO I would say go ahead and partition the disk on windows first.
Would I need to buy partition magic or something similar to do that? Or is there something in Xp that allows you to partition your harddrive?
 
Old 10-17-2003, 08:36 AM   #4
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Not sure there's a function to re-partition your hard drive in XP, if not you'd have to reinstall XP to be able to repartition this way.

There are ways to make your current partition smaller without losing any data, the Red Hat website itself has instructions.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 08:37 AM   #5
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well dont think there is anything in XP that allows u to partition. But I think there are several freeware tools available. else wait for someone smarter to reply to this thread
 
  


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