[svlug] dual boot, new dell laptop.

Tim Flagg timf at linuxmigration.com
Thu May 15 18:06:33 PDT 2003


George,

> Last time I setup a laptop, I just deleted the "D:" partition and
> installed linux there. This baby has XP installed on one NTFS
> partition. Doh! The only practical way I can think of to deal with it is
> fips or something like it, but does it work on NTFS?
> 
> As much as I'd like, erasing XP completely is not an option.
> Recommendations? Trials? Tribulations (go lightly please)?

The easiest way is to get Mandrake 9.1 which includes the ability
to resize an NTFS filesystem.  After the NTFS filesystem is
resized, you can install any Linux version you want (or continue
with Mandrake if that's the version you want).

More info:
    http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/

Tim





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