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Re: How to create a partition inside an existing partition?



Hi Scott,

Thanks for your reply. My responses are included
below.

--david le.

--- oldman <talbotscott cox net> wrote:

> David Le wrote:
> 
> >Hi,
> >
> >Thanks everyone who answers my question about
> utility
> >to burn FC4 CDs. I was able to use Roxie to do
> that,
> >although it's not a free software.
> >
> >I'm a new user to FC4 and I'm really impressed
> about
> >its functionalities. 
> >
> >I want to setup a dual-boot of WinXP and FC4 on my
> >labtop IBM ThinkPad T43. There is one physical disk
> of
> >80GB and there were already 2 partitions (created
> by
> >IBM when I bought this labtop): Partition #1
> (70GB),
> >partition #2 (4GB). 
> >Question: 
> >
> >1) Inside partiont #1, I want to create partions
> >needed for installation of FC4. How can I do that
> >correctly and safely?
> >  
> >
>     You don't create a partition inside another, but
> you must resize the 
> existing partition then make a new partition.
> There are quite a few tools, the most famous being
> Partition Magic.  You 
> should google for them, make sure that you get a
> non-destructive 
> partitioner.

>From my search, there is a free trial version of
Partition Magic 8.0 and 8.01 available on several
websites. I guess it should be reliable and safe to
use?

> 
> >It would be appreciated if you can give me as much
> >detail as you can.
> >  
> >
>     Installation is a HUGE subject to put into 1
> email, but I will 
> suggest that it is 1000% easier if you have a
> second, blank hdd, so that 
> you can be fairly fearless, knowing it is
> practically impossible top 
> screw up your existing installation (in fact you
> won't have to mess with 
> it much at all).
> 
> Try this link as a start:
> 
>
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_4_installation_notes.html

You're right. I did this with my desktop PC and there
was no problem. Unfortunately, on my laptop, there is
no extra room for an addition physical disk. So I
guess I don't have any other choice except resize the
current partitions to make new partitions as you
suggested.

> 
> >2) What is the reasonable size of partition that
> >should be reserved for running FC4?
> >  
> >
>     This varies quite a bit depending on what you
> want to do with your 
> system, but 5GB for basic stuff including Xserver,
> some multimedia etc 
> 10 GB if you're going to want to burn CDs and have
> movie files mp3s etc  
> I use 15 GB and may need more if I ever need to burn
> dual layer DVDs.
> 
> Scott
> 
> >Please let me.
> >Thank very much.
> >
> >--david le.
> >  
> >
> 
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