[ltp] Partition Magic or DrakX on A21m?
Thu, 13 Sep 2001 17:25:54 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for all the advice I have received on this.
One more question about booting:
If I use commercial thing, like partition magic, is it
ok to use lilo or should I use the boot loader that
comes with it, boot magic or whatever?
--- Peter Hayward <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In my experience Partition Magic is Ok however it
> had a major failing (for
> me) whenever Bill released a new version of Windows(
> mainly NT based)
> Partition Magic would insist on not working and
> would require a version
> upgrade of it to work as advertised. It also had the
> most yukky front end
> , really in your face.
> I went looking around and someone else had suggested
> a product called
> "BootIt" (http://www.terabyteunlimited.com). This
> product is less than
> half the price of PM and does all that I need ie
> creating partitions for
> Linux (native and swap etc), works with any
> operating system, provides a
> pleasant interface at boot time, partition resizing,
> sliding, security etc
> I now have a setup with Windows ME, Windows 2000,
> Windows XP Pro and
> Linux. I have tried various distros (Mandrake,
> Caldera, Redhat) for Linux.
> When I first started, I had some questions from
> their support people and
> they responded very quickly.
> I'd recommend this product.
> PS My sympathy to all those effected by the attacks
> in the US. It has
> really had a big effect on the people of Australia
> that I've met.
> Peter Hayward E-mail:
> South Australia,
> Australia 5063.
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> Subject: [ltp] Partition Magic or DrakX on
> I have a A21m with windows 98 on it (FAT32). I want
> install Mandrake 8.0 on this machine and it comes
> a partition program called DrakX.
> Ideal situation is that I will get linux installed
> without messing with my windows install and have a
> dual boot system ready to go. Like a non-destructive
> I have heard good things about this partition magic
> but was wondering if DrakX, or something else, would
> do what I need.
> Any advice?
> Thanks in advance.
> Gold Coast, Australia
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