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I am running a dual boot system with widows xp and boor loader on hda. I have Mandrake linux on hdb. However I wish to use a section of hdb ...
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    I wish to have part of my hdb for windows


    I am running a dual boot system with widows xp and boor loader on hda. I have Mandrake linux on hdb.
    However I wish to use a section of hdb for windows (about 10gigs of 80 gig drive) so that files can be shared betwen the two systems. I understand that i will need to format that as fat32.
    However i have tried using diskdrake but it won't allow me to unmount beore i proceed any further.
    Any pointers for a newbie would be much appreciated.
    Roly

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    You can't resize a disk that's mounted, and it sounds like you're trying to resize your / partition, so you can't unmount it and then resize it. You could try booting from a live cd like Knoppix or Sysresccd (one of my favorites) and then running qtparted. You should be able to resize the partition that way.
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    It may be possible to use a third party boot manager to resize the partition. I'm not sure how it works with the Linux native filesystem though. Sorry I can't be of more help, but that may point you at something useful.

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