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  1. saurabh.sauron

    saurabh.sauron New Member

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    i have a 20 gb ultra dma hdd. i have two partitions. the c drive has xp sp2. i want to make another partition of d drive without formatting the drive in order to load linux on it. i want the partition to be 4 gb. what file system should i have. will ntfs do?? will partition magic solve my purpose?? pls help..
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    Without formatting creating two drives is not safe so take backup before doing so.
    Try to allocate atleast 5 GB to work on linux.You can convert u r file sys to ext 2 or ext 3.NTFS will not work.Later on you can mount u r file system by instaling ntfs drivers.

    For creating and partitioning some threads are going on in Open Source section which will give you more clear idea.
    Here is a link
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36717&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
    (parttioning starts fr nearly 3rd or 4th page)
     
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    but why do you want to have linux. when u alredy have windows Xp. by the way try any other software then partition magic .
     
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    Partition Magic is a good software for partitioning . BTW which linux are you planning to install .
     
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    If you want to just taste the flavour of Linux, you can try Knoppix or puppy linux It will run from CD and need no partitioning.
     
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    Vyasram The pWnster

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    use Partition magic or paragon partition manager, you can split partitions without deleting anything
     
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    back up ur data b4 u do anything
     
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    planning to install ubuntu...
     
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