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format XP recovery partition for Linux??? Please advise!

Discussion in 'Linux - General discussion' started by td1ddy, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. td1ddy

    td1ddy Member

    Jan 5, 2006
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    Hey guys... I'm interested in experimenting with linux, probably a smaller distro, but I am not interested in formatting my hard drive, and seperating partitions... LUCKILY, my computer came with xp and there is one partition (about 6 gigs) for a recovery console. Am I safe to format this partition and change the file system from the fat32?? .....second question, actually has to do with linux, a bit. ;)
    If I install... say, Mandrake, or some other distro on that partition....would my computer still automatically boot to win first? (on the main partition)...im not interested in lilo for booting...just want to be able to boot into linux with a cd if I desire. thanks!
  2. The_Fiend

    The_Fiend Guest

    oops, wrong thread.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 24, 2007

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