How can I make a Linux partition just using Disk Management within Windows Home Edition? I have plenty of hard drive space to do this, I just can't seem to find a step-by-step guide online. I've seen somebody do it before, but I just can't remember all the steps. Any help would be great. Thanks.
It is not possible to add a Linux partition (ext2/ext3) with Disk Management. It can be done with third-party software such as Partition Magic. There are better and cheaper (free) ways to add a Linux partition to your disk by using the partition tools included in the installer of your distro, if your intention is to install Linux.
Hope that helps,
get a version of linux that has a disk partitioner included in it.
I know that Slackware 10.1 and 10.2 both have one, Suse has one, Fedora has one, i think that Red Hat does, Ubuntu does, Linspire i think does, and Mandrake does.
I received a few Ubuntu CD's in the mail so I think I'm going with that distro. So....all I have to do is put my Install CD of Ubuntu and it'll walk me through the partitioning of my hard drive. Is there any thing I need to watch out for as far as the Linux distro erasing my Windows partition? Thanks for the help. j.
Thanks for the the Boot-it NG link!