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Old 12-28-2001
Question Partitioning HD

I would like to install Redhat 7.2 on my Windows machine. I only have one hard drive and I dont want to lose Windows. Which method is best for partitioning the HD?

I tried it once with Partition Magic and I was installing Corel Linux First Edition and Corel wiped out my entire HD (not good when your project for school is on the machine and it's due the next day! Smilie )

Another time I used FIPS and it seemed to work, but I partitioned the hard drive too small for Redhat, but since it was an old (PI 133MHz) computer I just wiped the entire thing. XWindows did not work however, so I went back to Windows.

Anyhoo! I want to try again on a not so old computer (Celeron) but I dont want to lose the information on it like I did before.
Also if RedHat does not run on the computer, can I convert that HD space back so Windows can use it? (merge the 2 partitions back into 1)

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Old 12-31-2001
Just use Partitionmagic or fdisk to partition your harddisk. I think u can use Partitionmagic to make the partition ready for another operating system.

Then boot Linux from CD. In the installer for Linux there is a fdisk. Use this to make a Linux nativ and swap partition from your free partition. Linux will not overwrite your windows partitions

Good luck.
# 3  
Old 01-25-2002

I was told that Linux might finger or finger print my windows partition and could wipe it out....I am trying the same thing....but on windows 2000...I honestly tried partition magic I got from my friend but don't totally understand how much I should let for the linux partition or says I have 1985.3 mb's I can use....but like I said I dont know what that means...I have a 10 gig Hd....and the linux native swap ....I do understand that I want to keep my windows as a primary and make the linux logical..right I think...
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