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need help with the following: I am running windows xp home and would like to partition my harddrive ( 27 GB ) to run mandrake linux 9.1
how can I safely do that without endangering my xp system ?
all solutions for this are slightly risky. i went and got a copy of partition magic and used that.

you should be able to shrink the partition with Mandrake installer. but before you attempt this *DEFRAG* with the ms version and/or find a non Ms utility and derag you drve using that. you need by 100% sure you drive is not fragmented. Also you drive needs to be fat partition, ntfs wont work. run check disk and/scan disk to make sure all your files are ok

unless your skilled with fdisk or one of its close cousins, I'd avoid it like the plague.

this all i can remember from went i did it, not to scare you but you always at risk with this type of operation......if you have any files that are super important i stress the need to back up everything!
What do you mean NFTS wont work? I've resized my NTFS partitions tons of times.

Xeiliex, defrag through windows and then just grab partition magic and repartition the sucker. Let the mandrake install do the rest.
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