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installing Red Hat 8.0

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wax eagle
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installing Red Hat 8.0

Yesterday I spent an entire frustrating day trying to install Linux Red hat 8.0 on my HP pavilion. Unfortunately, due to the way that HP has decided to distribute the Windows XP software packages with their computers. They have made it quite near impossible to dual install Linux and Windows XP without first buying Parition magic...

Anyways does anyone know a way to non-destructively repartition an NTFS formatted Hard drive without using Partition magic? (which I would be quite pressed to obtain here in Ecuador).

Yesterday I managed to get my computer to where it wouldnt even restore off of the recovery partition, (very glad I made that 6 CD backup set). Whatever happened to distributing original XP discs with systems?
-Wax...
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Donald Kok
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Re: installing Red Hat 8.0

Hi Wax,

For the partinioning, http://www.bootitng.com/bootitng.html is what you need.

Goodluck
Donald
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wax eagle
Occasional Contributor

Re: installing Red Hat 8.0

thanks but the link didnt work...
wax eagle
Occasional Contributor

Re: installing Red Hat 8.0

You have truly shown me the light, I have now partitioned my hard drive and will be a linux user by lunch time...

Thanks a ton for your help...
(Oh and btw, the link still didnt work, but www.booitng.com did work, but they dont have a /bootitng page anymore..)
rcmikey
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Re: installing Red Hat 8.0

Yikes! I saw the other thread first, and posted my open source recommendation using ntfsresize there. If interested, find it here:

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,0xdadf31cb6c166241a45fb6d83e15e49f,00.html
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