On Thursday 15 January 2009 20:01:07 Craig White wrote: > On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 19:38 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote: > > On Thursday 15 January 2009 18:08:55 Paul W. Frields wrote: > > > On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 10:55:05AM -0700, Craig White wrote: > > > > Netbook has arrived (yeah!) > > > > > > > > If I boot F10 Live CD, does it have necessary parted/gparted to > > > > shrink the NTFS partition to make room for F10 or do I have to use > > > > like a gparted-live CD for that? > > > > > > No need for a separate parted/gparted with Fedora. The installer has > > > a built-in resizing spinner for NTFS file systems, built on the same > > > modern NTFS utilities, so you can just resize it down and continue > > > partitioning. The resizing and partition writing gets done after > > > you've set things up the way you like. > > > > I'm not saying anything against gparted or any other such tool, but my > > natural caution says use a windows tool to do the windows bit and a linux > > tool to do the linux stuff. That method has never let me down :-) > > ---- > I think I stopped buying updates to Partition Magic at version 8 but > regardless... > > parted/gparted is a terrific open source application and I trust it > implicitly. Worse yet, if you run with a proprietary application and it > somehow does fail, they just say oops and you contribute little to the > community. If I have problems with the open source tools, I can give > feedback with the hope that I contribute to the knowledge and code > base. > Yes, it very much depends on your circumstances as to whether that's an option. It's a while since I did this, but ISTR using windows itself to repartition - or was that when I repartitioned a W2K disk? > Myself, I have little usage for dual-boot Sadly I can't actually get rid of windows until I can get an Aladdin/hasp dongle to work with linux. My embroidery machine needs software that will only run with the dongle attached. > and probably should just nuke > the Windows but it's a big disk - unlike the Sony PictureBook C1x that > it's replacing where I did nuke the Windows partition ultimately to make > all 4 GB of the disk available to Linux. All-in-all though, I got a lot > of miles out of the Sony PictureBook which at the time, was a very > expensive little guy. > > Curious note from today...apparently the Acer Aspire netbooks are > significantly changing the map... > http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/01/14/apples_share_of_us_pc_market_ >slips_to_8_at_hands_of_acer.html > > and apparently it's possible to install Mac OS X on the thing... > http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10142638-37.html > > not that I have any interest in that. > Nor I, for myself. But interesting, all the same Anne
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