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RE: Regd Installation of FC- 6



On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 13:52 +0530, pavan kumar wrote:
> The 20 gigs freee space is in WIndows (NTFS) ...

Okay, that's not directly of use to Linux.  That's free space within a
file system.  You need free space outside of it.  i.e. A new partition.

> But When I try the option "Automatically Partition" , it doesnt work 

That only works with allocating drive space, it doesn't deal with
re-organising space that's in use and you want to keep.

Have a google around for some instructions in shrinking an NTFS
partition, and write back if you can't figure out how to do it.  It'd be
best if you write back saying what you did *and* didn't understand about
it.  The basic idea is that you defrag the partition, to organise all
the data together, then shrink the partition down to some size greater
than needed to store that data, while leaving space for your alternative
installation.  Then you create Linux partitions within the freed space.

I did it on a FAT32 drive years ago, without any major dramas.  I don't
recall the name of the tool, but it came with a Red Hat 6.0 Linux disc
(yes, it was that long ago).  Hence why I hesitate to be the one to
advise how to go about doing it.

-- 
[tim bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr
2.6.22.4-65.fc7 i686 i386

Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5.  Today, it's FC7.

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