Be sure to run defrag (thorough mode) at least a couple times to ensure all> Radu wrote:>>> Hi. I'm (more than) new to Linux - although I'm a seasoned windows user.
>> I plan to get Suse 8.2. When I installed win2000 on my computer I've been
>> lazy and I've set my whole HD as a single partition - C:
>> Can I install Linux WITHOUT wiping out all my work on this computer ? I
>> mean, will the installation program detect a some free space on my HD (I
>> have plenty) and somehow steal that space & change it from NTFS to...
>> whatever Linux uses ? Or should I reformat my drive and start from
>> scratch (that would mean at least three days of work, in my config) ?
> Use a Windows partitioning tool and free some disk space for
> linux to install into. Don't format the disk space as you will
> partition and format it during the linux install.
> There are some "free" partitioning tools available for download
> if you don't want to buy one.
the Microsoft Windows OS, applications, and your data files are not
scattered all over the disk before you run the partitioning tool.
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