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    I am trying to find a software I can download that will allow me to operate Linux and Windows together. Does this site have anything and can anyone recommend something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebethea27703 View Post
    I am trying to find a software I can download that will allow me to operate Linux and Windows together. Does this site have anything and can anyone recommend something?
    You'll need to clarify your statement alittle. As what you wrote can be done with different ways.

    (Emulation or Virtualization)
    You can run GNU/Linux while running MS Windows at the same time.

    (Dual Booting)
    You can chose to run GNU/Linux or MS Windows at boot time.

    Also, there exist various versions of GNU/Linux which can be installed inside your Windows OS, in a directory, which you can then click on a loader icon, which will exit MS Windows, and reboot into GNU/Linux.

    Have you heard of the GNU/Linux LiveCD's? This is yet another way to run GNU/Linux without even installing it to your hardware. You just run the entire OS from a CD/DVD/Flashdrive.


    Since your topic simply states, Partition, which is vague. It's difficult to guess what exactly you want to do.
    Do you wish to partition your hard drive, so you can install a distribution of GNU/Linux on your computer?
    Which distribution did you chose by the way? As some already come with such tools.

    If you're already versed in GNU/Linux, then there are plenty of Recovery, RescueCD's you can use to partition your hardrive, as well as back up your data.

    I use for such tasks:
    http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

    It is Free, GPL'd and offers many utilities, such as:
    • GParted - is a Partition Magic clone for Linux.

      GNU Parted - is the best text tool for editing your disk partitions under linux

      Partimage - is a Ghost/Drive-image clone for Linux

      File systems tools (e2fsprogs, reiserfsprogs, reiser4progs, xfsprogs, jfsutils, ntfsprogs, dosfstools): they allow you to format, resize, debug an existing partition of your hard disk

      Ntfs3g - allows you to mount your windows partition and get a full read/write unlimited access to the ntfs partition.

      Sfdisk - allows you to backup and restore your partition table

      Test-disk tool to check and undelete partition, supports reiserfs, ntfs, fat32, ext2/3 and many others
    Last edited by locustfurnace; 01-09-2007 at 01:35 AM. Reason: adding link


 

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