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    I want to make 2 partitions on my computer and put windows ME in one and Linux in the other one. What are the best partition programs to use?, where can i get them?, and how do i use them?.
    Thanks.

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    Linux has a partitioner that comes with it but I liked FIPS bettter. You need 3 partitions for linux. root /, boot, and swap. If you want to try FIPS you can download it here:
    http://www.igd.fhg.de/~aschaefe/fips/

    Hope this helps....
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    IMO partition magic is the best, you can get it anywhere they sell software.

    there a couple freeware (gnu) tools available like: disk druid amd mips that arn't quite as easy to use.
    disk druid does a real good job.

    (sorry that fips not mips its been quit some time since ive used it)
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    hum could i use FTPS if i want to put WinME on both of my partition??


    wortcraft

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    Your linux installation CD should have everything
    you need to set up your system as a dual boot
    with windows.
    Take some time to read some of the docs on the CD.
    When you run the installation process, it should
    walk you through the partitioning of your drive.

    I found it confusing the first time around, because
    it assumes that you have read the documentation
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    Originally posted here by wortcraft
    hum could i use FTPS if i want to put WinME on both of my partition??


    wortcraft
    FIPS wouldn't help for that. It is for re-sizing an existing
    partition, to make space for another partition
    so you don't have to destroy the OS already
    on your system.

    What you need is System Commander, or Boot Magic.
    These are multi-boot loaders.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    FIPS usually comes with LILO and most linux distros so you don't have to overwrite windows. I used to use partition magic, you should try it as well. It is pretty friendly and easy to use. If you don't want to have a heart attack because you are scared your windows and all your files were overwritten by linux, then just use partition magic. It is one of the best programs for partitioning an h/d.

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    Thanks for the info. guys/girls.


    wortcraft

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