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    Hard Drive Partitioning

    I have a dumb question.

    Anyways, what exactly is Hard Drive Partitioning. Does it mean, you split it in half? And tell me (please) if this is possible. If I were to get a new 160 GB HD for my birthday could I split it in half so one half ran Mandrake Linux and the other ran Windows XP. And if I did, how would I know wich I would boot? Thanks

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    yes . partitioning is kind of Spliting the hard drive ... you basicly take lets say 80 GB and give it another file system... you can put on one partiton Mandrake and on the other Windows XP .. i did that once.... how would you choose ? on computer boot-up u get two options "Windows Xp Pro . Or Mandrake Linux... with the up and down arrows you choose which one you want and press "enter" ...hope this help a little bit...

    here's some more info on Partitioning :

    http://pages.prodigy.net/jdjd/harddisk/partition.htm

    http://www.themacintoshguy.com/MacTi...ve/tip10.shtml

    http://help.acusd.edu/Articles/partition.shtml

    http://www.sciencequest.org/support/...titioning.html

    http://fdisk.radified.com/ DOS partitioning

    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...,640963,00.asp partition for Linux

    http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/4269/1/ Linux partitioning Tutrial

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/195590b] Dual boot : linux and XP

    http://forums.techguy.org/t127614/s0...3a2acf4c2.html possible problems by booting

    http://www.devhood.com/messages/mess...hread_id=30918 what is with Dual boot ?

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    Alright Thanks!

    Sorry for the double post didnt mean to!

    Alright Thanks!

    Sorry for the double post didnt mean to!

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