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Hello, Is there any expert tells me that how can I make the partition like below (just because I want to install linux):
   Now, I got a hardisk with 4.3GB, I have partition it into half, that is (C: drive) 2.1GB for Windows OS and the other (D: Drive) 2.1GB is for backup file only (that is to store the file that I downloaded from internet). Now that my d drive still got about 800 MB free space, How can I partition it out and without 'disturb' my backup file ?
p/s: Step by Step will be better, Thanks a lot !!
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by:elniniokev
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Buy Partition Magic, it will allow you to move and add partitions without erasing any data you may want to keep.
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by:toneus
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fips is the (free) tool that can alter your partionsize without disturbing data. It is standard delivered with Linux distributions. Then you can use fdisk to add a partition using the freed space.


I don't know how fips works. But there is probably some docs delivered with it.
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by:ahchong
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Sorry about that, as I am beginner... I don't realy know how to setup for it.
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by:ahchong
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Hope that someone can help me step by step (that is in point form), thanks !!
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kartebi earned 50 total points
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Do you have a Linux distribution?
If you have one check out the linux CD
(within windows) you will find a directory(folder) called "dosutils" , or something like that.
Inside you shall find another directory called "fips".
Inside there is a program called fips which uses your free space to create another partition.
Use it and tell me if you have any question.
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by:ivark
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Use defragmentation first to make all data cluster in the beginning of the dos-partition. If data is spread all over the partition you will not be able to split it without loosing some of it. Then you can use fips to split the partition.

Then you might want to use fdisk to set the right partition type for your new partition. (t-option)
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by:kartebi
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thats right
good comment ivark
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