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  1. #11

    I really want to try slackware but everytime I try to creat a partition it says no free sectors available. How do I make some sectors available or get this to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by travis33
    see i only have one partition and that is C: and it has 31 gigs left. How can I just take 10 gigs from that and create another partition.
    You will have to resize the partition. Boot up windows and defragment the partition first, and then you can boot for exampe knoppix and start qtparted and then make the NTFS-partition smaller, leaving room to create a root partition for linux, and probably also swap-partition. This can as well be done inside qtparted if you want it graphical.

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    alright, do i need a swap partition what is it for?

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    Right now I am booted into knoppix now how do i open "qtparted"? Thanks for your help so far.

    -Travis

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    Well I opened the terminal and typed in qtparted and the program came up, it said "No devices found. Maybe you are not using root user."

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    Open a Root terminal, then type "Qtparted"
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  8. #17
    it says my hard drive has bad sectors? Also something weird is that in QDParted it says that I am using 25 gigs of my hard drive and windows says I am using like 7 gigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travis33
    it says my hard drive has bad sectors? Also something weird is that in QDParted it says that I am using 25 gigs of my hard drive and windows says I am using like 7 gigs.
    Is the disk defragmented?

  10. #19
    I will run disk defrag. I already ran the chkdisk utility in windows.

  11. #20
    Alright I did the defragmentation thing and I am going to try qtparted again. Also some people say to save LILO to the MBR and some say not to? Where should I save LILO?

    Thanks so far,
    Travis

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