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Thread: Installing on NTFS HDD

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    Default Installing on NTFS HDD

    I read the Documentation on how to install BT on your HDD, however, it talks about creating partitions such as dev/boot, /boot and /.

    I have a Windows NTFS partitioned drive (C: has about 60% of mem and D: has 40%).

    How does this install procedure change if I am using a different type of OS? Does it?

    If I wanted to install it on my D:, would I just to fdisk /dev/sda, and it would put it on D:\dev\sda?

    Noob at linux, any help?

    THanks

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    Windows filesystems don't support some features needed by Linux such as symbolic links etc. , so you cannot full install BT on NTFS or FAT ( however
    it is possible to install compressed BT say on USB stick on FAT system ).
    You will need to resize or destroy D: partition to have some 4 GB free space for installing BT on linux filesystem as :
    ext2, ext3 or reiserfs.
    There are various tools for partitioning both windows and linux , so choose one
    , prepare empty space , then follow the install guide.
    /dev/sda is the drive
    /dev/sda1 is the first partition ( windows C:\ )
    /dev/sda2 is the second ( D:\ )

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    Needless to say the guides are prepared for installing BT from linux
    so first you have to close the windows and start the system from live CD
    ( enable boot from CD in BIOS options )
    then the instalation is held from Linux .

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    once you have the live cd up and running you can use qtparted to resize your partitions. to run qtparted simply open a bash shell and type qtparted . then choose which hd you want to resize. so easy a cave man could do it.........

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