----- Original Message -----
From: "John P. Looney" <jplooney-ilug at online.ie>
To: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Linux Installation on NT system
> On Mon, Jan 17, 2000 at 04:42:34PM +0000, Cormac McClean mentioned:
> > However, when I went to install Corel Linux, instead of providing 4
> > options
> > 1. Take over disk (erases existing info)
> > 2. Use free disk space (keeps existing info)
> > 3. Edit partition table
> > 4. Install on DOS/Windows partition
> > of which 2 and 4 would be preferable, it only gives me options 1 and 3.
> > Option 1 is not acceptable - I cannot remove the existing NT setup.
> > When I try option 3, it does not allow me to make changes to the
> > existing paritions
> > (the Edit option is unavailable).
> > Is this because a) of the fact that NT is already installed (NT
> > filesystem problem?)
> > or b) I'm using the download edition of Corel Linux (came with PC
> > Plus)?
Almost definitely due to NTFS. I don't know of anything other than
Partition Magic which will convert NTFS to FAT(except maybe Norton Ghost, in
a round about way.) You could back up and restore from tape, but for 30
machines this is unlikely :(
Partition Magic can be a very useful utility to have around.
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