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    Hard Drive reporting free space incorrectly?

    Let me start by telling u im a complete newb to the world of Linux so try to say things slowly .

    Following the "Getting started " guide on the Red Hat webby, I have managed to get 3 Redhat 9 Linux CDs.

    My problem is this;
    On install, when i want to resize the existing partition I have ( Windows FAT32), and I type resize 1020 36880 ( or watever ). IT waits for a while then tells me that " The hard Drive is reporting Free Space as 16131 not 16003, Ignore or Cancel" Or something along those lines.

    I dont want to break my hd even though i have backups .
    So, should I ignore this error? In case you havent guessed I wimped out at this error and chose cancel .

    Thanks a lot for ure time and answers.

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    Linux Engineer big_k105's Avatar
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    May 2003
    Fargo, ND
    what are you using to resize your partition on your hd?
    i recommend using partition magic. it is prolly one of the best partitioning tool out there for windows. and its not distructive and is easy to use too :P
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    I'm using the built in One Parted
    I'm following the instructions

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