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laptop recommendations, Phase II

David Kramer <david at> writes:

> I plan to just boot Knoppix and set up my partitions before install to solve 
> this problem.  The tricky part on the Thinkpads seems to be that after you 
> boot Windows for the first time, it converts the FAT partition to an NTFS 
> partition, which is much harder to resize.  You have to either resize before 
> first boot, wipe it all out and do a restore before resizing, or find 
> something that can resize NTFS partitions.  Not sure which I'll do, but I 
> doubt I will start installing Linux before I've verified the laptop is 
> working 100% in Windows first.

Try Parition Magic..  Yes, it costs $$ but it will resize NTFS.  OTOH
I find it obnoxious that Windows will convert its file system out from
under itself!


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