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Old April 27th, 2005, 09:48 PM
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I am absolutely new to Linux and wanted to know how to partition my hard disc. I have an 80GB disc which is already partitioned in 4 parts with windows XP as the OS. I wish to retain it as of now atleast.
I tried using the disk druid but it went wway over me!!
Can someone help?
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Windows XP Professional has good facility Adminstritative Tools->Computer Management->Disk management ( see in Control Panel )
U may try it, to manage your disk/partitions ;)

Partition Magic ( version 6/+ ) is also a good program.

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I wanna ask, if I can install Redhat, Windows 98, Windows 20003 in one same HDD, without any problem, s I heard there r OSs conflicts, so many people say me2use separate HDDs 4 Windows-n-Linux, but I don't wanna afford/purchase another HDD.

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The main problem would be if you installed win03 w/ NTFS filesystem, which win98 && linux have different problems with (win98 won't read or write; linux won't write, though it might be able to by now...)

Otherwise there's no reason not to triple boot, except that it can be annoying to set up...




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OK. I can setup dual boot of Windows 98 and Windows 2003 easily ( I don't use NTFS, I use FAT32 ). Can u please give me ( url ) of installation instructions for Redhat on that HDD configuration? I heard Linux need three partition, to install. Is it very complex? Is it crash my HDD ( valuable ) data?

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http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...-dualboot.html should get you started

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make two partitions,
mount point :/ fs:ext3;
swap,

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Hi Guys,
This is my first posting on this site any way saw a lot of replies
let me summarise
Problem : - How to install linux 9.0 when all of the hard disk is already assined to XP?
[u]Condition</u>: without losing any data in XP

Answer :
Assuming the XP has c : / D : / E : drive where D and E drive are extended dos partition or not acitve partion
Method 1 > Load the linux into one of the windows partion that is d or e drive (if you have one)
How to do that (inform in this form if u want that help)
Method 2 > Move the data from the d and e to c (if you have enough space) and then reformat the drives that is delete them and create some space for the linux partition
Method 3 >I have not tested this method repartition using some third part tool

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I've another question.
Recently my HDD crashed and I purchased another HDD from my vendor who created undesired partitions. I wanna resizxe it hence. Can I resize Windows 2003 OS partition using PM 6? I'm very much afraid of boot failure but I wanna resize all partitions. Any safe method http://www.mediasworks.com/script/

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My experience..

http://lifeasprogrammer.blogspot.com.../redhat-9.html

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