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May 11th 2013 new

(Quote) Craig-940185 said: Knoppix is my Swiss Army Knife that I use for helping others. When people have a computer that ha...
(Quote) Craig-940185 said:

Knoppix is my Swiss Army Knife that I use for helping others. When people have a computer that has crashed and even Windows won't recognize the hard drive to even do a fresh install, Knoppix has come to the rescue to recover data. I have used it to rebuild the Master Boot Record of hard drives. I have also used it to extend NTFS partitions safely.

Knoppix uses many Unstable and Experimental branch packages of Debian, so it recognizes a lot of newer hardware. Despite those opressive sounding names, Knoppix works great, but I only recommend using it as a bootable CD-ROM.

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Do you have much experience shrinking NTFS partitions to add Linux as a second boot on an existing Windows drive?

May 11th 2013 new
If you have Windows 7 or 8 or a bootable CD based on Windows 7 PE, you could use that to shrink the NTFS partition.
May 11th 2013 new

(Quote) Craig-940185 said: Even take the time to configure your mail, even though you'll have to do it all over again if...
(Quote) Craig-940185 said:

Even take the time to configure your mail, even though you'll have to do it all over again if you decide to install it.

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If a user wanted to save some context while booted from a CD/DVD, would it work to create a /home file system on a thumb drive and mount that manually? The first problem that comes to mind is how to create a user with a home dir on /home?

May 11th 2013 new

(Quote) Andrew-290721 said: If you have Windows 7 or 8 or a bootable CD based on Windows 7 PE, you could use that to shrink the NTF...
(Quote) Andrew-290721 said: If you have Windows 7 or 8 or a bootable CD based on Windows 7 PE, you could use that to shrink the NTFS partition.
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How safely? Partition Magic would do it years (~5) ago; however, the results were not compatible with operational stability.

May 11th 2013 new

(Quote) Jerry-74383 said: Do you have much experience shrinking NTFS partitions to add Linux as a second boot on an existing...
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:

Do you have much experience shrinking NTFS partitions to add Linux as a second boot on an existing Windows drive?

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I don't think I've done that, but it's certainly possible. Ubuntu may do this for you as a Dual Boot install.

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(Quote) Jerry-74383 said: If a user wanted to save some context while booted from a CD/DVD, would it work to create a /home ...
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:

If a user wanted to save some context while booted from a CD/DVD, would it work to create a /home file system on a thumb drive and mount that manually? The first problem that comes to mind is how to create a user with a home dir on /home?

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This has been done before, mainly with thumb drive bootable distros. I think Puppy Linux was one of them. There was at least one other CD-ROM bootable distro, but I don't remember because that was about eight years ago. I remember giving the command line option upon starting of where the home directory exists. (e.g. /dev/sda1) In my opinion, it's not worth fooling around with because it's a headache.

May 11th 2013 new
Resizing partitions is fully supported in Windows 7 and 8 and I have never had a problem with it. In fact, I resize the factory C: partition of every workstation I send out the door so that the drive has a D: partition as well. A single partition on a 500 GB workstation is a waste, and I can save an image on D: or stash other useful things there in case C: needs to be reformatted or reimaged.
May 11th 2013 new

(Quote) Andrew-290721 said: Resizing partitions is fully supported in Windows 7 and 8 and I have never had a problem with it. In fa...
(Quote) Andrew-290721 said: Resizing partitions is fully supported in Windows 7 and 8 and I have never had a problem with it. In fact, I resize the factory C: partition of every workstation I send out the door so that the drive has a D: partition as well. A single partition on a 500 GB workstation is a waste, and I can save an image on D: or stash other useful things there in case C: needs to be reformatted or reimaged.
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Thanks, Andrew. I will give it a try.

May 11th 2013 new
Oh I love geek talk...
May 11th 2013 new

(Quote) Onome-119770 said: Oh I love geek talk...
(Quote) Onome-119770 said: Oh I love geek talk...
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