Hard drive questions

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SnotRocket

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OK, so I just found out in my Computer Science class that I'm going to have to learn Linux, have quizes over it, etc. So, I am planning on installing Fedora Core (the build our school uses).

I have a master (C: ) drive with 60 gigs of space and another slave (H: ) drive with 320 gigs of space. I currently have Windows installed on the C Drive (I've had it forever) and have ported most of my apps and games to the H Drive (got it for Christmas).

I plan on installing Windows onto the H Drive, then uninstalling it from the C drive, formatting the C drive, and then installing Linux onto the C drive. I tried just using partition magic on the H drive to create another partition for linux, but it froze on boot.

So, if I copy my registry from the C drive over to the new copy of windows, (just the games values which I have manually changed anyway when I cut-pasted the games from C to H) will it work?
 

SnotRocket

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Yeah but I don't want elitists giving me 50 pages of documentation as to HOW it might work or might not work, I just want a straight answer.
 

Donut

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If you just cut and paste the games(Ive done that too), all youd have to do is go into the new Windows intalls registry, and change the install drive letter for the games(best to do after a full reg import though).
 

Capt.Marion

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be careful, i've reformatted and re-installed windows several times from doing exactly that, minus the Linux stuff...
 

Vasili_Tyorkin

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Will you use the linux after the class? If not I would say buy a cheap IDE HDD and just load linux on that one. Places like computer stop have Wester Digital 40 GB hard drives for around 50 bucks, or go to a PC recycler and get a used or recert drive. Cheaper and not as much of a headache as trying to move windows around. If you dont want to buy one, look into gparted, it is the ****. A bootable GUI partitioner that can detect, read, create, grow, shrink, move, copy and check most well known file systems.
 

radix

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I would recommedn you buy/dl vmware (vmware.com) and create a virtual pc and install there the linux stuff especially if you don't know what are you doing.