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Re: Partition XP disk to add F-10 -



On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 14:48 -0500, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 14:10 -0500, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> >   
> >> I've acquired a computer with a 40 gig hard drive with
> >> one NTFS partition and XP installed.  Can I somehow repartition
> >> it to reduce the XP partition to a minimum using the F-10 live cd? 
> >> Or should I forget that and install an additional drive for F-10?
> >>     
> > ----
> > 40 Gb is not very large. I wouldn't suggest that you have XP with too
> > much less than 20 Gb but the installer can indeed shrink the NTFS
> > partition on the fly during installation and use the space made
> > available for Linux.
> >
> > I would suggest that you use the Windows tools to 'defragment' the XP
> > installation first unless that is a fairly clean, unused XP
> > installation.
> >
> > Craig
> >   
> 
> 
> Yes, I already ran the "defrag" on Xp and it found nothing
> to do as I expected since it is a new install on a used box. 
> I have no use for Windows but I keep throwing Windows installations
> away and it seemed like I ought to keep one.  It also came with
> an re-installation cd which I assume would permit me to rescue
> the windows install if I hose it, should I want to.
> 
> I was thinking more like 10 gigs for Windows.  It doesn't occupy
> but a small part of the drive now and I don't plan on using it for 
> anything ...
> 
> I didn't realize the Fedora installer could re-size the Windows partition
> but I will have a try at it.
> 
----
10 is too small...suggest at least 12. My new Acer Aspire One with WinXP
SP3, OpenOffice 3, AVG Free Anti-Virus, Acrobat Reader, Flash, Firefox,
Thunderbird, iTunes (no data) is just a hair under 10 Gb so I doubt you
will have much space left.

Craig


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