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Posted on 1998-09-18
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I need to repartition my FAT32X drive , but how?
i want to use it for linux as well as 98 its 10.2GB in size i cant format it it contains important backup disk images.
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Question by:bodger
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by:Otta
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Use the commercially-available "Partition Magic" software
(http://WWW.PowerQuest.COM) to "resize" a partition,
which creates "free" space on the disk.
Then, allocate a partition, from within that "free" space.







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by:JBURGHARDT
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But if you don't want to spend money use free linux tools that works great and save mbr in case you want to use only win98
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by:bodger
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The Partition magic software will not resize fat32x parts. of this size until version 4 that is not yet available, but thanks anyway.
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by:bodger
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I dont think theres a linux tool that supports FAT32X (this is NOT FAT32), if there is whats it called?
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by:Otta
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V4 of Partition Magic is now available, via E-commerce,
but it is a _LARGE_ download -- it takes _HOURS_ to download.
It will shipped, in early October, 1998.
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by:JBURGHARDT
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Under dosutils you find fips it will resize any type of partition and let you save mbr
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by:Otta
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I've heard that FIPS cannot resize an HPFS-formatted partition.
Is this still true?
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aszure earned 100 total points
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There is a time limited demo of partition magic on their FTP site its in the /pub/demo directory under the filename of PMSETUP.ZIP. I think that its a 30 day demo but I have been using mine for 3 months :)
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by:bodger
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Is the FTP download of PQmagic version 3 or 4
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by:Otta
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Download via 'ftp://FTP.PowerQuest.COM'.
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