Originally Posted by jefro
Almost every distro live cd/dvd/usb either has a partition app or can usually use software manager to add gparted to the live media. Of course it won't be there on next reboot since it is a live install.
By the way, Windows 7 has a good tool and should be used before attempting third party apps. I'd use microsoft's partition tool to be sure it will fully support your attempts.
Win 7 pro
3tb Seagate internal drive.
OK...I'm learning so I might have shot myself in the foot. I have created a bunch of different partitions messing around with this machine.
NOTE: There is no valuable data on this machine.
I have 2 of the above HDs installed in my machine.
The OS drive is basic / MBR. The OS automatically formatted it w/ a 100mb windows partition and a 2048mb partition. The balance of the HD is unallocated. I want to take advantage of the 745mb that is just sitting unallocated.
The mobo supports uefi and the 2nd drive (GPT format) has 2 partitions. 1 is 2040mb and the other is 694mb. There is also a 60mb unallocated area and I have the option to create a simple a simple volume. I *assume I could then extend that to the 694mb partition to create 2 total partitions on that drive (I'm probably wrong).
I have tried to use EaseUS but the same thing that happens in Disk Manager happens. No option to format the 745mb unallocated disc area.
Tried gparted as live usb. I tried to format the 745 unallocated, delete a small 60mb partition on the 2nd drive and extend one of the other partitions on the same drive.
All 3 would cause gp to do nothing. So I did the 745 format only and it worked...but immediately the kernel freaked out and it froze in text mode. Every time I try to go back in to gp I get the menu screen and then nothing happens.
MS disk manager won't do anything because the 3tb drive is not GPT formatted. *I think*.