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    a little question regarding install gentoo.....dual boot.....


    Hi,

    I am a Linux Noob and very serious about learning this OS. After some research and playing with Mandriva 10.2, i was told to get a better understanding of linux is to use Gentoo.

    This is exactly what i intend to do.

    At the moment i have 1 hdd in my system and windows is loaded on C:\ (20gigs NTFS) D:\ (155gig NTFS) (E:\ DVD Drive) F:\ 5Gig (Fat32 - allow data to be written by both oss) and fress space of 10Gig (unassigned = intened for linux)

    Now I am at the part "Designing a Partioning Scheme"(just reading a bit, havent started have the download stage 1 disk tho ). I realise that Fdisk is a powerfull partion utility. how would i set this up so that it uses the spare space? and not hda1 ? (where window sits?)

    any help would be greatly appreciated!

    thanks

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    When the handbook tells you to type "fdisk", type "cfdisk". All of your partitions will be on display for you to see.

    Highlight the partition that you want to use, move the cursor to the action that you want to perfom.

    I have found cfdisk to be much better than fdisk.
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    thanks muchly

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