Question about storage stuff

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  1. Chronomaly
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    OK so I have a laptop that I can use because I want to be a developer and whatnot. AAt the reccomendation of others, I was told to install a Linux varient.

    Now, the problem is, computer is a laptop, and only has 2 drives, C:/ and D:/

    I figured I can just create another partition on C: and just install it to the resulting space after being formatted to fat32 or whatnot, but I'm just wondering if I lower the space on the c partition, will any data be deleted?

    For the record, I have 16gb free, but I only plan the partition im creating to use 8
     
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    The C: drive
    The installer for whatever distro you choose should handle that for you, but you should create the partition yourself, as long as you have enough free space and the partition is < your free space you'll be fine.
     
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    Resizing a part to lower it does not delete any data on the pc
     
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    Just be careful to install to the correct partition. If you install to a partition that's in use, then data will be deleted.
     
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    Pretty much solved it for me. Thanks
     
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    I think 8GB is very little space, but it should work anyway.
    Only later, when you run out of space you will get angry.
    And if you start getting various packages for experimenting with development that will happen at some given point for sure.

    That said, with which programming language do you plan to start?
    Learn to use git early, it comes in handy.
    Perhaps try first learning something like Python first, it is well documented and supported by the comunity, it has great style, it should be easy to learn and it would probably teach you some good practices.
     
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    Locked per OP's request.
     
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