Re-partitioning with OS not on a CD
Hi All ... I just got an HP Pavillion a1250n ( a very good deal on a really hot machine - check Circuit City) and it came with Windoze XP Media Center. Of course, i want to put Linux on it ASAP. The problem is that the OS is only on HD partition.
My idea is to repartition the active partition - then do a Recovery operation onto a small partition to get M$ back so i can play with the toys for a while, and put Linux on one of the other partitions (got dome 64bit linux on the way!)
Anyone have experience with these "on drive" OS backups?
PS the machine = Athlon64 x2 - 1G ram - 250G SATA HD plus more high speed ports than you can shake a stick at.