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Does anyone know a free one that can work with XP that is not too difficult to figure out? I'll be installing RH8.0 on a new partition. Any ideas will ...
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    Does anyone know a free one that can work with XP that is not too difficult to figure out? I'll be installing RH8.0 on a new partition.

    Any ideas will be gratefully recieved,

    Thanx in Advance,

    Matt

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    There is Disk Druid that you can run within the RH8.0 installation. It will work unless you're looking for a way to resize existing partitions. In that case I know only of PartitionMagic, of which I'm hearing bad rumors, and maybe of Boot-It NG, but I haven't checked out the latter very carefully.

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    Yeh - I shall be resizing the 80gb windoze partition, and put RH8.0 on ... maybe 20 gbs.

    Partition Magic is good [i hear] but It's shelling out £30 for something i am going to use once... doesn't seem right. I suppose I could get one of my old systems, install a linux distro on that then add it to an ethernet network?

    Cheers,

    Matt

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    When my cousin was going to install Linux, he used partition magic to resize his NTFS partition, and it ended up unreadable instead, and I've heard many other such reports on the net. However, there was a user here who had tried this Boot-It NG successfully. I think it was downloadable from download.com.

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    I was able to resize my NTFS partition with part magic without any problems on my laptop. Maybe I was one of the few lucky ones

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    buy a 20G HD for around $30, do a quick swapout, and install away. It sucks having to learn another OS when you're always wondering about partition/bad block probs, and the integrity of the co-installed platform.

    It'll be worth it. You can always do another quick swap and boot into your other OS.

    (edited) Oh, and it also makes you learn how to do the same kinda stuff on both OSes, well.......except most recent games. They don't do too well on WINE. It's a good break-in tool, because as humans we're lazy, and don't really feel like pulling the box apart and swapping the drive. So we'll spend 10 hours instead learning how to do what we want it to do on the current platform.

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