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    HDD Format?

    I'm going to be partitioning my HDD using diskmgmt.msc in windows xp.

    Should I format the HDD? (Or will this be done in Knoppix during the install process?)

    Thank you.

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    Haven't checked but I don't think that anything supplied with windows can format any linux types, as in ext3, ext2, reiserfs.....
    The hd-install will take care of that.

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    so should i partition the HDD under windows? or should i leave it unpartitioned and unformated?

    sorry if these are stupid questions

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    Some people complain about problems with windows, and some about difficulties with linux.
    qtparted is a fairly easy graphical tool in knoppix for partitioning.
    If you have just one hd and want to keep windows you should at least make room for a new partition from within windows.
    If you have a new second hd you can just leave it blank and use knoppix for creating partitions, or do the partitions in windows for which Partition Magic is a bit better.

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    Okay thanks very much!

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