Re: Dual Boot.
On 2 September 2011 01:13, Bruno Martins <email@example.com>
On 09/01/2011 10:23 AM, Heddle Weaver wrote:
> On 1 September 2011 13:33, jeremy jozwik <firstname.lastname@example.org
>> just got my duel boot machine running. works great with xp installed
>> then debian with grub. works very great.
> Well, thanks, but it doesn't really tell me much does it?
> I've already said I've been able to do it in the past, but it's not
> happening this time.
> Perhaps if you read a post before you replied to it?
> Thank you for your contribution.
What's really the problem you're experiencing regarding to dual-boot setup?
First up: Thanks for a constructive reply.
It's been some time since I've done this. Not since XP first came out, in fact, so I've forgotten something that I can't find reference to.
I got a great deal, through a rtecycler, of a Dell desktop, monitor, mouse and keyboard, fully reconditioned, for $200.00.
It came with XP and Office preinstalled, on an NTFS file system that takes up the whole disc. It does exist, because I'm currently posting from it.
What I want to do, is install /root and /swap on about 15 Gb, allowing for the format also, on the end of the disc, which I can associate with an already established /home partition on an external expansion drive, with Grub2 handling the boot.
Is there a way to resize the NTFS partition, from within the Windows environment, so that I have free space to create the partition? Because in the current circumstance, I can see no evidence of the Windows partition during the Debian install. Only an existing 'whole of disc' NTFS format.
Regards and thanks,
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