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i have a laptop with Win XP, there is no worry with space but it seems i cannot find a partitioning program, QTparted doesnt support NTFS. And i do not ...
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    partitioning NTFS


    i have a laptop with Win XP, there is no worry with space but it seems i cannot find a partitioning program, QTparted doesnt support NTFS. And i do not want to delete Win XP ( i want to keep it for gaming), could someone suggest a program that can give me a linux partition, swap partition, and keep my WinXP sys safe?? Also it would have to be burned on a disc and transfered, my laptop has no interent yet...thanks for any help?
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    Since you can boot to windows why dont you simply use partition magic.
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    I use acronis partion expert. Partition Magic also works. neither are free.

    Make sure you do a defrag in windows before chopping up the partition

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    im sorry but it must be free, oops but thanks anyway, i may try those
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    http://www.tucows.com/preview/365026.html

    this is a demo version of acronis... you could always get that... for free for the time been I think it can do the job... althou... it is unly running under Windows
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    thanks, i think ill try it
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    i just noticed something, can QTparted resize the WinXp partition to create a new partition, which in turn i will put linux on the new partition...
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    Partition Magic is your best bet. Although I would probably reinstall in your case, but if you know someone that has partition magic all you need is two floppys that need to be created from partition magic and you can do what you want to do without the disc.

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