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Help, Partitioning(not programming)

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Ok this is nothing to do with programming but i need it to do programming soo... I need help to partition my hard-drive so i can install linux so i can program openGl(tried to get programming working on window but i get a bunch of problems and it has to work on linux when finished anyway). Basically I have 120gb NTFS hard drive with XP Pro and i have about 16 gb of free space. I can't back up all my stuff i.e. 80 gb of data and i have been tring to use partition magic to partition the drive but it won't let me any ideas??? P.S. It seems that it won't let me access the free space to make a new partition and/or is just reading the one partition and not allowing any sub-partition.

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You need to resize the current partition first, then create a new one in the empty space left by it's being downsized. After you resize the partition, install linux. Most distros have partitioning tools built into the installation process, so you do not need to create a linux partition using partition magic. Please note that linux and NTFS don't always play nice, so definately use partition magic for resizing. Also note that, regardless of how much is on your hard drive, not having a backup for backup's sake is bad. Hard drives fail. That's life.

You might also consider getting another small hard drive and plugging that in. Then you can fill up the entire disk with linux without ever touching the windows disk.

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