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When I first started up the sammy, it asked me to partition the HD, and set up the recovery. The smallest it would let me make one partition was 25 gb. So i did that for the windows partition, leaving the rest.
I figure if i’m gonna dual boot, I can make another partition off the 25gb.. but otherwise I’d shrink it to 10 or 15.. or is there a specific reason it made me leave it 25gb? is it safe to make it smaller than that? what program would ya’ll suggest?
The builtin backup software basically makes an ‘image’ of the OS and if there isn’t enough room on the D partition then it won’t work. If you don’t plan on using it it’s not a problem.
Personally I don’t see why the dual booting, Sure, it’s fun to play with another OS, but would you really use both? I just install one and use it. When I want another, do that. It doesn’t take that long – and I made a ghost image (another backup solution) of a good xp install so can go back to that in about 15 min. But again, that’s personal pref. 🙂
Just use win xp to delete to d: partition and create a 25g d: and 87g E: then duel boot to d:
[quote1232567637=hufn]Personally I don’t see why the dual booting, Sure, it’s fun to play with another OS, but would you really use both?[/quote1232567637]
Well one reason is that you need Windows to perform the BIOS updates, that’s why I dual boot. If I didn’t need to use Windows for that then I’d purely run Fedora.
OK – that is a valid reason 🙂 However, you might want to try to see if you can run the update through WinPE. You can boot from a flash drive (I have one setup with a version of MiniPE) and would probably allow for that…
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