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RE: Free partitioning software ?



It sounds like the original poster needs to partition a disk that
already has data on it, and if I'm not mistaken, the Win2k disk manager
tool would probably lose everything on it. There might be a workaround,
but it'd be safer to use a tool that is set up for this sort of thing
from the start (aka Partition Manager, but free).

On the other hand, if you did it yourself on your 80g disk and it had
data and it survived, it would be interesting to hear about it. That
would be good news.

-----Original Message-----
From: redhat-list-admin redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-admin redhat com]
On Behalf Of Bo Peng
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 6:03 PM
To: redhat-list redhat com
Subject: Re: Free partitioning software ?


If you are using win2k, you can use its own disk manager to make
partitiona, format etc. And then run Linux installation. It worked well
for me, even for my 80G HD.

Bo

On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 04:21:56PM -0400, Reuben D. Budiardja wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a machine with Windows 2000 pro as the OS. I want to partition 
> the hard
> drive so that I can install Redhat 7.3 in it. So I want to basically
resize 
> the window partiton and create a free space in the hard drive, and the
disk 
> druids during Redhat Installation should do the rest.

> Is there any free software that can do that? I know about Partition 
> Magic from
> PowerQuest, but it's not free I think. I, of course, don't want to
loose or 
> corrupt any existing data. So If there a software that can do this
reliably, 
> it would be great.

> Thanks in advance for any information
> Reuben D. Budiardja






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