Linux install problems on ntfs

  onomatopoeia 11:47 11 Feb 2005
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I have a time computer running win xp home sp2 and i want to install Mandrake Linux 10.1. i have downloaded the ISO images and burnt them to cd. i boot from the cd and it starts the linux installer. i get to a part where i have three option.
1.remove windows and install linux
2.partition the free hard drive space and install linux on it
3. manually partiton my computer through the linu installer.
i tried option 2 but when it started doing it it said 'ntfsresizefailed' how can i stop this and install it


somebody help me

  Diodorus Siculus 11:55 11 Feb 2005

Try Partition Manager or Partition Magic - get that to set up the required partition onto which you can install Linux.

  dth 12:59 11 Feb 2005

You could try again - after defragging the Windows drive and turning off your Windows Pagefile.

  God Doesn't Play Dice 17:52 17 May 2005

Sorry its been so long but ive been away for awhile. post fully resolved. I took Diodorus Siculus's advice and used partition magic.everything worked perfectly :)

Thankyou

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