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Re: Partition question.



Thanks for your message.

Chip     

Samuel Flory wrote:
> 
>   Fips has always worked for me, but I'd still advise backuping anything
> important on your drive.  Using fips is easy:
> 
> defrag your hardrive
> boot into dos mode
> put in redhat cdrom
> go into dosutils
> read the fips docs
> run fips
> 
> Peter Smith wrote:
> > 
> > As far as I know, Disk Druid destroys the data.
> > 
> > If you have a single large partition and you want to split it without
> > destroying data, Redhat comes with something called fips (iirc) that is
> > supposed to handle this. I've never used it, though.
> > 
> > hth
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Fu-Dong Chiou [mailto:chioufd sas upenn edu]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 11:20 AM
> > > To: redhat-install-list redhat com
> > > Subject: Partition question.
> > >
> > >
> > > I am planning to install Linux onto a Compaq Presario 5240.  When I
> > > first called Compaq, they told me to use partition magic 4 to create
> > > additional partitions to install Linux.  Then another person at Compaq
> > > told me disk druid that comes with Linux installer is better.  He said,
> > > partition magic would confuse the system bios, while disk druid would
> > > not, and disk druid can also create partitions without destroying data on
> > > existing partitions, similar to partition magic does.  I am not sure
> > > which to believe.  Can anyone tell me if disk druid can create partitions
> > > without destroying existing data?  Thanks!
> > >
> > >
> > > Best wishes,
> > > Chip
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> fix one bug, compile it again...
> 101 little bugs in the code....
> Samuel Flory sflory varesearch com
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Best wishes,
Chip 




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