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Re: [SLE] SuSE 9.1 Success (NTFS)
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 17:53:38 -0400
  • Message-id: <200405221753.38006.dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 22 May 2004 05:56, Clayton wrote:
> > I see your point here and I am so eager to install SuSE 9.1.
> > It's just that I can't ignore the messages I read. Especially
> > I am concerned with this issue about NTFS resizing described
> > in this review:
> >
> > http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1585840,00.asp
>
> Personally... I wouldn't use the SUSE installer to resize an NTFS
> partition. I've had no problems with FAT32 partitions, but NTFS
> and Linux don't play well together. Do it the easy way... use
> native Windows tools to do it. You can use some of the tools
> provided with Win2k (not sure about XP) or use a 3rd party tool
> like Partition Magic. Saves you a lot of grief and trouble.
>
> C.

Do it the easier way: add a drive just for Linux. I installed 9.1
on a 2 drive system with no problems at all. The first drive is
Xp, using NTFS, the second is all Linux.

--doug

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