[Wolves] Change partition size

Wayne Morris wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Jul 2 02:17:01 2003

Thanks Adam and James,

I'm d/l Mandrax, err I mean Mandrake now, and have also got a copy of
Partiton Magic underway , so I guess whichever arrives first wins.
As a Redhat man for 18 months, I find this Outlook Express/winxp shite
horrendous, first time i've had to use it in earnest in that long, yuck!

But I've only ever used Redhat, is Mandrake much different an experience -
will I be able to leap into it or should I just try it when I have a few
weeks spare?


----- Original Message -----
From: "James Turner" <jamesfturner@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Wolves] Change partition size

> On Tuesday 01 Jul 2003 11:24 pm, xpmachine wrote:
> > I need to make some room on a windows HD to give me some space for Linux
> > till I get my laptop back on the road.
> >
> > Whats the best partition software to use?
> > Anyone got?
> I deduce from your user name/sending e-mail address that you are most
> using Windows XP and thus quite possibly NTFS. There are several
> possibilities (non-exhaustive list):
> Apparently, the Mandrake 9.1 installation process includes a graphical
> for non-destructively shrinking NTFS partitions. You could use a Mandrake
> installation CD to resize the disc then either continue or abort and
> your prefered distro.
> Knoppix also includes the nessary NTFS tools, but without Mandrake's fancy
> GUI.
> The commercial application "Partition Magic" also allows FAT or NTFS
> partitions to be resized.
> Finally, there's FIPS, a small utility that runs under DOS and allows you
> shrink FAT (including FAT32) partitions after they have been defragmented.
> As with all such tools, it would be a good idea to back up any data on the
> machine before trying to change any partitions.
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