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    Smile New FAT32 partition

    Hi,

    I want to create a partition for shared windows and Linux files. For this I want to shrink the NTFS windows partition and create a new FAT32 partition using Partition Magic. Browsing this forum I read that people frequently encountered problems with Grub boot loader errors after tampering about with Partition magic. Is there a fool proof way to do it?

    Thanks!

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    Re: New FAT32 partition

    Use GParted. It is a graphical partitioner, and no cost to download. As you mentioned PM and Linux do not always get along well.
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    Re: New FAT32 partition

    I was looking to do a similar thing yesterday. I didn't trust the Partition magic from Windows so did it from within the Linux environment - much safer!

    I had to boot to the live CD (I only have one disk and all my partitions were mounted - you can;t mess with mounted partitions) and go to System > Administration > Partition Editor/Manager (Forget which) and you can fiddle with partitions there - the interface is very similar to Partition Magic too.

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    Re: New FAT32 partition

    Thanks everyone - this forum is great - it usually doesn't take longer than 5mins to get constructive help!

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    Re: New FAT32 partition

    Use GParted!

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    Re: New FAT32 partition

    Check out these tutorials:

    http://apcmag.com/the_definitive_dua...stepbystep.htm

    You'll be glad you did!

    I haven't used any of the Vista tuts but the XP tuts work perfectly going both ways, and the "Ubuntu first" tut is a good lesson in GRUB and partitioning.

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