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    just about to move to linux on my laptop, ive decided to go with mandrake, i have 10rc1 and im getting mandranke 10 community.

    but im just wondering whats the best way to partition my drive, its currentlt in 2 partitions, main one about 9gigs. and 2nd (10gig)for downloads etc,

    so is it better to put the linux partition at the end of the drive? im gonna make it about 5gig

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    Just leave 5gigs unallocated, the mandrake installer should take care of the rest.

    It would probably be easiest to rezize all of your partitions with partition magic.

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    yeah thats what im gonna do, take 5 gigs from main partition, and put it at the end.

    what type of partition should i make it aswell though? make the 1st partition primary, and he rest of the space logical? and fiel partition and linux as logical drives?

    or make them all primary?

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    I am not quite sure what logical and primary are, I have an idea but don't really know what they are. :"> Probably should find out before I install Slack, if I ever find it

    What I did was just resize my existing windows partitions, and let the linux installer use 'free space'. Mandrake probably has a similar option, but you should probably wait until someone more experienced comes here :">

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    ill at least make the partition, thats the long part, its quick enough to convert from a logical dos drive to a primary partition

    edit http://www.filemirrors.com/search.src?file...ad-CD1.i586.iso

    would that be mandrake 10, or is it slightly different since its saying community?

    or is that just because its only meant for contributing members

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    I really doubt you have to do all of that. Just resize your existing partitions and leave 5 gigs unallocated. The linux installer will take care of the rest.

    Don't make a partition.

    If I am wrong about this tell me

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    not sure, but just for saftey i will actually make it a partition, but not format it.

    i need to do it using partition magic anyway, as i gotta move the 5 gigs free space from my system partition, to the end of the drive, which means its gotta move my downloads partition down the drive by 5gigs.

    althought i could always just leave it unallocated,

    im waiting till my downloads finish anyway,

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