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Re: Partition question.



Thanks for your message.

Chip     

Eric Vanderveer wrote:
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AGML (Hellix) <agml hellix com>
> To: redhat-install-list redhat com <redhat-install-list redhat com>
> Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 11:49 AM
> Subject: RE: 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!
> >
> >About Partition Magic 4: you can create and resize partitions without
> >damaging your data.
> >
> >About druid: you can only create partitions as far as I know... (please
> >don't hesitate to correct me if necessary)
> >
> >Personally, I used Partition Magic to create all the different partitions
> >(Win and Linux ones). Then installed WinNT or Win98, depending on what I
> >wanted, and finally Linux RH6.1. When installing Linux, I had to use druid
> >to set the directory where the UNIX partition should be mounted (/ as I
> have
> >only one UNIX partition).
> >
> >Otherwise, for the multi-boot, I personnaly tried to use Boot Magic from
> the
> >Partition Magic family, but it didn't work under WinNT (that's 100% sure)
> >and Win98 (as far as I can recall). In the end, I decided to use Lilo,
> which
> >is better than nothing and which works.
> >
> > Alan.
> 
> 
> Same here I did the same thing but I used Partition It a mock program like
> Partition Magic.
> 
> Eric Vanderveer
> 
> 
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Best wishes,
Chip 




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