[CS-FSLUG] Adding a partition for Linux

Jim Isbell, W5JAI jim.isbell at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 22:19:53 CDT 2008

Thats what I did.   On the EMachines you hit (Esc) during boot.  But
it didnt help!

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 8:22 PM, Tim Young <Tim.Young at lightsys.org> wrote:
> That sounds like you need to go into the bios and set it to be able to
> boot from CD. Often, to get into the bios you need to press ESC, F1, or
> F2 key during bootup.
> - Tim Young
> Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
>> Sounded good and I tried it, but apparently XP has some way of
>> disabling any boot but itself.  I went into SETUP and directed the
>> boot to the CD and still it ignored the CD and booted from the HD.  I
>> then disabled boot from the HD and it then complained that it could
>> not find an operating system...even though BOTH CD drives had
>> operating systems in them, ME and Freespire.  I then tried reading the
>> Linux CD from the console in XP and it could not read it.  I tried
>> putting an ME setup disk in the CD drive and it would not boot from
>> that.  The CD can be read however because by going into XP then
>> accesing the CD and trying to run setup it will give me the message
>> that ME cannot be set up from within XP...which I knew, but it shows
>> the drive is reading correctly.  But it ignores either disk when I try
>> booting from the CD drive and goes to the HD to boot XP and I can see
>> that it is accessing the CD drives, but ignoring that they can boot.
>> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 5:14 PM, l4c <l4c at thelinuxlink.net> wrote:
>>> Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
>>>> I have a PC running on XP and want to add a partition so I can install
>>>> Linux.  BUT...the entire drive is occupied with the one partition for
>>>> XP.  Is it possible to shrink the partition, either within Windows or
>>>> with an external CD so that I can add Linux without loosing the stuff
>>>> I have on the Win partition.  The Win partition while using the whole
>>>> drive is only using 6 gbytes pf the 80 gbytes available!
>>> Defrag your drive, then boot up an ubuntu live cd and use gparted to resize.
>>> --
>>> -Linc Fessenden
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