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Re: Partitioning a drive with Windows 7 already installed

On Tue, 12 Oct 2010 21:54:57 +0200, Ogya Chief <ogyachief@hotmail.com>
> Hi All,
> I have just bought a pc with Windows 7 pre-installed and I want to
> partition and install debian on the drive. If I use the debian
> partitioner, what precautions do I have to take in order not to damage
> Windows partition?
> Kind regards,
> Ogya

Kinda late to reply on this, but yah...

My wife own a Compaq laptop with Windows 7 preinstalled. A few days ago i
have installed Debian testing (the daily netinst cd) on it. I have resized
the windows NTFS partition with the debian installer. Just select that
option to manualy manage the partition when you are on the partitions
screen. Then i created the needed linux partitions. Then installed the base
install and installed all my lovely toys.

All was ok, just got a little bonus issue, nothing to do with the
partitioning (i think). Grub not showing the windows 7 entry in the
bootloader menu. os-prober was been detecting 3 Windows operating systems
(1 win7 and 2 of Vista which i don't have). Had need to run update-grub to
get this issue fixed. Well, i still have an issue with showing 3 windows
operating systems in the bootloader, but that's another issue :) Maybe the
black magic of the Compaq recovery utility for Windows. I still need to

Anyway, i recommend you make a good backup before doing irreversible

Bah, i guess your install is already done a few days ago :) But so you
know about this one which i find kinda nice and easy to do.

Have a nice day all,

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