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Author Topic: [SOLVED] Creating Linux Partitions in Windows  (Read 11792 times)

BlueMage

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[SOLVED] Creating Linux Partitions in Windows
« on: January 27, 2008, 04:47:52 pm »

Hey all,

Having a little trouble getting the Vector installer to read my partition table on my beast.  DSL refused to allow gparted to run, Puppy refused to boot (and corrupted my bootloader) so I'm having a few difficulties.  Seems to me the easiest way would be to create the linux partitions from inside Windows (I've already got a spare partition, so that's not an issue - I just need to designate it a Type 83 so the installer will consider it a valid install path) and so, I turn to you, Vectorites and Vectorians, in hopes you may be able to point me towards something that may assist me on this path.

Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2008, 09:20:10 pm by BlueMage »
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lagagnon

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Re: Creating Linux Partitions in Windows
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 05:31:29 pm »

I've never had problems using cfdisk from the VL install CD, second page. Did you try it?
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BlueMage

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Re: Creating Linux Partitions in Windows
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 05:58:36 pm »

That's exactly what I was using when I tried to put VL64 on here earlier.  I'd get a weird error, cfdisk would spit the dummy and I'd be dumped back to the first dialogue panel, unable to install and unable to create an installable partition.

Unless I want to try with a zero partition table.  I really, and I mean REALLY, don't want to do that.
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MikeCindi

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Re: Creating Linux Partitions in Windows
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 04:56:56 am »

Please list the current partition structure of your HD as that may be helpful for a solution. As for creating non-Windows partitions from inside Windows I've not found such a utility.
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Re: Creating Linux Partitions in Windows
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 11:16:56 am »

Parted Magic is a live CD that sports GParted as its partition program. This may be what you are looking for:

http://www.partedmagic.com/

Even if its not, its a must-have for your "toolbox" ;)
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BlueMage

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Re: Creating Linux Partitions in Windows
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008, 09:19:30 pm »

Indeed!  I have been most remiss in not having that already.  Well, I'll know better for next time.  See, I kinda have a confession ... I took matters into my own hands, and loaded up Ubububu and sorted it out that way.  I know!  I have tainted myself!

So I guess now, just gotta figure out a way to ritually cleanse myself :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Creating Linux Partitions in Windows
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008, 10:56:56 pm »

Thats better than using a windows cd... We'll forgive you.
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