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Old 02-19-2003, 05:16 PM   #1
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Partition size


Do you have to reformat and then repartition your hard drive into any number of different partitions?? or can you decrease the size of your existing partition, and add another one???
 
Old 02-19-2003, 05:28 PM   #2
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which ever you find meets your needs
if you have a NTFS partition you may need to really research it before trying to resize it.
or add a new drive
 
Old 02-19-2003, 05:31 PM   #3
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the thing is....i have like 35 GB already taken up on my comp....i don't want to reformat because there's alot of stuff on my comp and I don't feel like making a whole bunch of CD's...my hard drive is 80 GB so i don't need to add another one yet.
Formatting is gonna be my last option....i'm just trying to find out if there's anyway that i could make that partition smaller...it would be a whole lot easier that way
 
Old 02-19-2003, 05:36 PM   #4
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what file system is the partition?
 
Old 02-19-2003, 05:38 PM   #5
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the file system?? The OS i have on C: is windows 98 SE
I want to partition it so that i can add Mandrake 9.0
 
Old 02-19-2003, 06:22 PM   #6
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win 98 has a fat32 fs.

check out http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/parted.html

i think there are also some gui's to resize partitions (partion magic, etc.) but some are commercial and so forth.

gnu parted is not that hard, but one must read up on it and how to use it - most likely you will end up formatting your disk if you dont research before hand.

also, before the resize make sure you make a backup of all important data - since such procedures are not completely safe. to decrease the chance of data loss run a defrag on windows before re-partitioning.

luck!
 
Old 02-19-2003, 09:48 PM   #7
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partion magic can resize your hd witout any headache check it out at www.download.com if i am not mistaken mandrake can resize it while installing but check it out at mandrakes site and be sure to defrag it before resizeing
 
Old 02-19-2003, 11:04 PM   #8
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gui's are not always the answer...especially where the setup is rather sophisticated / complex. Plus, many people prefer to work a little harder and get an optimum solution, vs. a "default"
 
  


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