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Old 08-13-2005, 11:35 PM   #1
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Partition ... A PAIN !


Hello
Its another newbie again ...
Well i've tried out tons of programs which will partition my hard drive for me only when you buy it but what i am looking is for a free one ...
My hard drive is composed of only one primary partition taking up the whole space ... there is no unallocated space
I just need a program in which i am able to resize the primary partition so that i have enough space to create another partition for Fedora Core 4
I was planning to use Disk Droid on FC4 but that does not resize my partition, only formatting and using the unallocated space
All help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-13-2005, 11:42 PM   #2
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What other operating system do you have on your computer?
 
Old 08-13-2005, 11:46 PM   #3
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How about QTParted (comes with Knoppix and Mepis--free) or DiskDrake (comes with Mandriva--free)? Ubuntu also has a free partitioning tool--it's text-based, but it works. I believe it's the same one Debian uses.

Well, these are all free provided you have broadband internet, a CD burner, and blank CDs.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 11:58 PM   #4
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get yourself system rescue cd and you can do all the wonderful things with your partitions. It is one stop CD for all your hard drive mucking needs.

Tux,
 
Old 08-14-2005, 12:42 AM   #5
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Well ... Currently i have windows xp pro sp2
I tried diskdrake but couldn't find it ... even though i googled it and i've just downloaded qtparted ... do i burn and boot it from a cd ?
Sorry for all the questions, i am new at this
 
Old 08-14-2005, 03:58 AM   #6
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One program does all of this for me:

Partition Magic.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 04:02 AM   #7
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I've tried that ...
The demo only lets you check out the itnerface and all that it never actually lets you apply the changes that you want to make
 
Old 08-14-2005, 07:04 AM   #8
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That system rescue cd that tuxrules pointed out is maybe your best bet. It seems to come with everything you need, and you can use it as a rescue cd in future when you screw everything up.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 07:37 PM   #9
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Ok Thank you very much
I will try it out
 
Old 08-14-2005, 08:28 PM   #10
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Well ... i have just downloaded System Rescue CD with qtparted and tried it but, to be honest, have no idea as to how to use it, i've googled it but all i found was irrelevant ...
Could someone please help me ?
 
Old 08-15-2005, 04:20 AM   #11
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It is a boot CD, so when you reboot with the CD in the drive, it will boot from the CD. If it doesn't, your BIOS probably doesn't boot from the CD, so change that setting. Another useful CD is UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD).
 
Old 08-15-2005, 04:27 AM   #12
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Thank you very much
But now another problem arises and its ticking me off quite alot
When i run QTParted and want to apply the changes that i want, such as resizing my primary partition, all it says is

Filesystem check failed! Totally 6 cluster accounting matches

Any ideas ?
Is this because in the area that i want to resize, there is still data ...
I defragmented and everything do i have to continually do this until i see that all the data has moved to one end of the hard drive ?
Thanks very much and thanks in advanced
By the way, my primary partition that is taking up me whole hard drive is NTFS, is it compatibility reasons with FAT ?

Last edited by dyserq; 08-15-2005 at 04:30 AM.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:15 AM   #13
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Hi,
Perhaps you could give a look at this other partition manager. I've found it quite useful.

http://www.ranish.com/part/

regards
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:17 AM   #14
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I had a program like that but couldn't manouvre around it at all ...
Anybody know about the error ?

'Filesystem check failed! Totally 6 cluster accounting matches'
 
Old 08-16-2005, 01:58 AM   #15
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