Setting up partitions for dual-boot (w/ WinXP) via Intrepid installer
tuxebi at gmx.de
Thu Apr 9 10:31:25 UTC 2009
> I'm trying to set up a dual-boot system by adding Intrepid to my WinXP
> machine - this requires that I resize (shrink) the NTFS partition.
> However, in the installer, I don't see the option to do that (which is
> referred to in the docs & several people have told me it exists). The
> options presented to me are a) guided - use the whole disc b) manual.
> (neither of which can resize existing partitions).
> I'm guessing that the resize option only appears when there is enough
> contiguous free space on the disc (which I don't have). So, beyond
> defragging aggressively and reducing the page file size in Windows, is
> there any other way to gain contiguous disc space?
Buying another disk? Moving your partitions?
Seriously if you do not have contiguous space, you are out of luck.;-)
And if you have not defragmented your Windows Drive(s) before
rearranging them, I would STRONGLY recommend to do just this before
going on with your repartitioning efforts.
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