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30-05-2003, 05:19 PM
Can I partition my hard drive without having to re-format my hard drive, and what is the best way to do this, and with what software.
I am currently running windows xp and would like to have a version of linux as well.

Babe Ruth
30-05-2003, 05:30 PM

Yes it is possible to non-destructively (re)partition your harddrive(s) by using a software product such as PartitionMagic see PowerQuest - PM (http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/) for information on this product

Cheers, Babe.

30-05-2003, 10:15 PM
Partition Magic 7 or 8 would do the trick bothare fairly reliable

Graham L
31-05-2003, 04:19 PM
However good the partitioning software, accidents do happen. They happen most to people who think that partitioning a "live" disk is easy and trivial. It's a dangerous operation. One mistake can lose the lot.

So read the instructions. :D If you don't understand them, ask.