[clug] Non Destructive partitioning?
clug at james.st
Mon Dec 6 23:14:15 GMT 2004
On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 09:28 pm, Peter Lavender wrote:
> Just got a new toy and rather than reinstall windows just to
> re-partition the hdd, does anyone have a recommendation for a non
> destructive partitioning tool. All I need to do is resize the current
> partition so I can still Linux on.
2 years ago Suse8.1 shrank a FAT32 partition for me
and installed itself alongside as a dual boot seamlessly.
All I had to do was adjust the slider to say how much.
These days it can do it to NTFS as well.
Procedure is to boot windows,
Burn it to DVD as insurance, nothing is foolproof.
Turn OFF virtual memory
(which frees a swap file in the middle of the partition)
(which should now be able to pack all files
right back to the beginning
showing you all the free space)
Turn virtual memory back on and shutdown.
Boot the Suse installer, adjust slider etc.
There is an interesting comparison
of Fedora Core 3 vs Suse Pro 9.2 at
The point is not so much which is better
but just how easy and complete they both are.
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