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# 1  
Old 03-29-2007
Power new hd of 120 gb

i have 120 gb hd external (new --- no partition --- no frmat)

i am using fc5

i need to partition and format my hd as (30 fat32, 40 ntfs , 20 ext2 , 30 as free)

please help me anybody
# 2  
Old 03-29-2007

Are you planning to have a dual boot system? (FC5/Windows) If you are, I suggest you install Windows first, then install FC5 afterwards. Linux distros usually have an OS autodetection software as part of the installation process. Before booting up to the distro, it detects if the PC has previously installed OS aside from the one being installed. Then it installs and configures boot loaders (usually GRUB or LILO), to be installed to the MBR to be initialized first prior to booting. It's kinda similar to the menu that appears when you press F8 on a Windows startup screen. Hope I provided u some help. Good Luck!!!


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AMD Duron 700 MHZ
# 3  
Old 03-30-2007
i have xp but i need from linux

i have windows xp ( i know partition 32,ntfs)

but i need from linux
# 4  
Old 03-30-2007
So you have already installed windows? Now all you have to do is boot your FC5 cd, and follow the instructions for installing the system. Choose which boot loader to install (GRUB or LILO). If you want to resize the partitions as (30 fat32, 40 ntfs , 20 ext2 , 30 as free), you can do so in Windows, since you have that installed already. Use a third party partition manager like PartitionMagic. WARNING: Resizing a partition containing data may result in data loss or corruption. Back-up your data first before resizing Smilie
# 5  
Old 03-31-2007
thanks a lot for advice

thank a lot for ur advise for partition and formating

can anybody say me about

how i can search a file in entire volume using ls and find commands

like dir abc.txt /s in windows

ie i need to find the location of file or filename from root

# 6  
Old 03-31-2007
This has probably been answered here before many times, but ...

find / -name "abc.txt"

will search everything under the root directory '/' for a file with the name 'abc.txt'. The wildcard character is "*". Remember to use quotes around the filename if you use "*".
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Old 04-04-2007
Hi, group

Just wondering suppose you have linux already installed & now you get a new disk so that your computer has two disks. How do you go about partitioning/slicing the new disk in linux ? which utility do you use ?

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