How can I make another partition on an existing dirve?

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  1. psyphre

    psyphre User #58, OG ftw. XBL/IG - davzilla77

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    I'm running XP Home, but i wanna get 98 running on a small (1gb) partition. How do i do that? It's a 250gb sata raid drive if that makes any difference.

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    Unless there's unused space on the drive, you'll need to do one of two things first:

    1) backup your data, delete you existing partition, create a new (smaller) one, and reload Windows, apps, etc.

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    2) backup your data (just in case), and use a partitioning program like Partition Magic to shrink your existing partition to make room for another one.

    You'll also need some kind of boot loader because if you install 98 after XP, 98 will alter your MBR so it always boots to 98 and you'll never see your XP installation.
     

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