Laptop re-partition? Live??
My brother's Windows computer completely broke down again, so I had to reinstall the world for him. I took the initiative and left some unpartitioned space, and then after Windows installed Fedora. I told the druid to allow other OSes, so at bootup it gives me three seconds to hit space to select which partition to boot from. Works great. If you don't do anything, it goes to Winsuck, and if you hit Space, you can choose to boot Linux. Perfect.
At my dad's work, they monitor everybody (with Windows) excessively, so he wants me to put Fedora on his Laptop next to his Windows. A couple of questions arise:
A) Is there a specific distrib I should use for the laptop, or will the desktop do fine?
B) Can I repartition the computer without losing his Windows data, to just stick about 8 gigs for Linux on the side?
Here's some info on the laptop:
37.2GB capacity HD:
a. Used 19.1GB
b. Free 18.1 (Yet partitioned for Windows in one solid drive, C)
4 CPU 3.06 Ghz
HP Compaq nx9010
Thanks for any comments at all on this!