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Re: Partition XP disk to add F-10 -



On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Craig White <craigwhite azapple com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 12:20 -0800, Aldo Foot wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin wildblue net> wrote:
>> > Aldo Foot wrote:
>> >> If you've already installed XP, use Gparted from the Live CD to resize
>> >> the XP partition and make space for the F10 install.
>> >>
>> >> ~af
>> >
>> > The installer acts like it is going to re-size the Windows partition
>> > if I just click on "Write changes to disk?"  I just got to that point
>> > when I received your message.
>> >
>> > I'm tempted to let it do it!
>> >
>> > Bob
>>
>> The action "Write changes to disk?" is not resizing the partition. It's
>> either going to take all of it or use available remaining disk space.
>> I may be wrong, but I think there's an option to install Fedora on the
>> remaining free space of the disk (with Win already installed).
>>
>> If you don't mind spending another hour installing Win... let it go.
>> If you don't want to take chances, get the Live CD and it will be easier.
> ----
> No Aldo - resizing ntfs, ext2 or ext3 partition is indeed an
> installation option. It's in the installation guide...
>
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f10/en_US/sn-disk-druid.html
>
> and it works, I know because I have used it.
>
> Craig

Yes, it does work. I tried it myself.

I've never used disk druid's option to resize ntfs partitions previously.
I always choose to do custom layouts, but having the resize option
it's a plus. Thanks for the tip.

~af


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