Tim wrote: > 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. > A couple of links that may help: http://www.linuxmigration.com/quickref/install/disk.html http://man.linux-ntfs.org/ntfsresize.8.html I am not sure if ntfsresize is on the live CD or not. I know I have used it on the NTFS on my laptop to make room to install Fedora, and I did not have problems. But I would make a backup before trying it. I did it on a new system after making a Ghost image of it. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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