HDD partitioning

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by w00kiec00kie, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. w00kiec00kie

    w00kiec00kie OSNN Addict

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    is there any way to resize the windows xp boot partition to install linux on it?
    I dont really feel like a format->fresh install cuz I just got that laptop... :/
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Partition Magic should do it.
    (Go study for your midterms ;))
     
  3. w00kiec00kie

    w00kiec00kie OSNN Addict

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    Done with my midterm.
    Seriously, thinking that floating number's mantissa is somehow decimal is really bad on an exam.
    Anyway, whenever I try the Partition magic 8.0 on it, (I've tried sizes from 8G~18G) it always gives me error 983, and it's not one of the listed error messages... :/

    Anyone? :)
     
  4. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    sounds like something is in the way. try defragging the drive (Get Windows to move it all to the beginning of the drive), then clean out the pagefile, and defrag again. Then upon shutdown, remove the pagefile and try again with partition magic.
     
  5. w00kiec00kie

    w00kiec00kie OSNN Addict

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    thanks for the input. But I've already tried defragging (windows defrag) and windows checkdisk.. :/