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    Partition with out losing data

    I have 1 partition E witch has my windows stuff on it and C witch has my files on it. I want to install Linux. My problem is I can't partition my C disk with out having to erase all my files. Any help will be appreciated.

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    You should be able to partition C using the free space on it

    Atleast you usually can with Partition Magic - what program are you using and what is your file system?

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    I tryed that but it tells me to defragment or it can't do it and I defragmented 7 times

    Edit: the prgram I'm using is the one on the Linux disc ._.
    Last edited by shinko_metsuo; 05-27-2005 at 12:28 AM.

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    I get an error with Partition magic are there any other programs like it?

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    Some Linux installers let you dynamically partition (resize a current partition) I know Mandrake does for instance , but if your drive is badly fragmented it may not be a good idea.

    You say you have C && E , are those different partitions or seperate disks ? and how big are they ? _ what linux are you installing ?

    Note , I have seen dynamic partitioning go 'orriby wrong , so backup , backup & then backup before you try it
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    My E is full with Windows and I have about 7 gigs (yeh a lot of files) on my C. The disc has an old version of Mandrake Linux (9.2 I think)

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    nvm I can't do it.

    I'll just get a new hard drive.

    thanks for the help

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    I would say that is a good idea and that your old hard disk is nackered!
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    What program are were you using to defragment your hard drive, if you are running like Windows 9x and used the Windows one, that defragmenter doesn't work to effectively. Which might be the reason it kept telling you do defragment.
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    Diskeeper IMO is fairly good, but I'm sure someone will disagree


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