[wellylug] laptop advice sought

jfouhy at paradise.net.nz jfouhy at paradise.net.nz
Fri Jul 22 13:02:13 NZST 2005


Quoting Wayne Koorts <wkoorts at gmail.com>:

> Whatever you do, try to use Windows-based partitioning software and
> preferably Partition Magic if you can. I have had a bad experience
> with a bug in the common Linux resizing software used in most distro's
> which will make your Windows drive unable to boot unless you
> re-format.
> 
> And backup your data before playing around with this stuff.

The advantage of doing this with a new computer is that you (probably) don't
_have_ any data to backup :-)

Oh, one gotcha: If you ever do reformat/reinstall, make sure you install Windows
before you install Linux (because, IME, Windows doesn't like bootloaders like
GRUB or Lilo).

-- 
John.




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