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I just recently installed XP Pro on my laptop and want to setup a dual boot with Fedora (FC2 Core). My other laptop i have SUse9.1 Personal and it automaticaly resized the HD and partitioned it. Does Fedora offer this? If not how do i do this?
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Fedora doesn't offer it but you can use a bootable distribution and use the partd.  I used Knoppix (www.knoppix.org) to accomplish this exact task.

BTW, if XP Pro has made the conversion from FAT to NTFS already then you'll need another program to do what you want:  NTFRESIZE.  This is also on Knoppix.

One other thing, do a web search on "FEDORA and WIN XP hard drive" and ensure that you take note to a potential problem whereby Linux gets its disk geometry from one place while XP gets it from another.  That can cause you some problems if you don't do something about it before-hand.

Barry

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