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Old 03-28-2007, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Making Partition

This may sound stupid, but i need to know is it possible to make a new hard drive partinion with free space from the current partition, I mean:

Partition 1 190 Gb Microsoft Windows XP


Partition 1 160 Gb Microsoft Windows XP
Partition 2 30 Gb Gentoo Linux

Is the only way is to format my current partition and make new ones?

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Old 03-29-2007, 04:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Making Partition

There's a tool called Partition Magic, and a few free alternatives that allow you to resize your current partitions. You'll probably want to defrag your Winblows partition first, as it'll stick data where it pleases on the drive. Once you've done that, run the program, resize the partition to 160GB, and reboot into Gentoo. Linux tends to be less of an ******* when it comes to installing as a secondary OS, so, should be fine.
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