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Old 08-01-2012, 03:57 AM   #1
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Question Partitioning.HD 290GB | Free:68GB Max Shrink: ONLY 8,5GB Why?


I want to partition on Windows Vista Business for a clear Linux (Kubuntu 12 64bit) instalation finally after 1 month on VMs but cant get a 10GB partition

My HD 290GB with Free Size:68GB

Allow me Max Shrink Volume: ONLY 8,5GB Why?
The max can be only a 14% percentage of the free space by rule?

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5372/temp1g.jpg

(Shrink volume means the size of partition i will be getting no?)

Its ok i think but mostly recommend 10GB partition while for Kubuntu 12 VM Ware has recomended 15GB
 
Old 08-02-2012, 04:38 AM   #2
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First of all, what EXACTLY are you trying to accomplish?

I am going to make _alot_ of assumptions here, so correct me if I am wrong.
You have a 290GB HDD which is formatted in NTFS and has Windows Vista buisness installed. You have 68GB free space. You want to install Kubuntu on that disk too (not on a Virtual Machine, right?).
Your problem is that you are not allowed to shrink your partition more than 8,5GB, right?
What program are you using to repartition your drive? Have you tried to defrag the NTFS first?
 
Old 08-02-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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No i havent defraged my HD for 2 years now whereas everyday usage ( looooool BAN ME NOOW!) IT MATERS? :O ooooh....

I need a programm for the partition? I thought on vista could be done by this API?
 
Old 08-02-2012, 06:33 PM   #4
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I can't see the image but I too will assume.

Reasons that Vista can't resize a partition include what I call junk files and some unique files as well as the defrag issue. Run disk clean up for both user and system. May have to look at hibernate file. There might be some program that locks the spot on the disk. Safe mode boot may allow you to move it. Some programs are registered (so to speak) on install. To secure the product part of the install and it's location have to match. If the file were to move the authentication would fail. Windows locks the file from being moved.
 
Old 08-03-2012, 04:33 AM   #5
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Ohhh... Meaning if after the defrung i dont get greater Shrink Volumes I'm messed up a bit.
In the worst case i ll do that 8GB that it allows me and end the story

After all i won't install anything on kubuntu12_64bit. Wont it just ot programm with g++ 4.6 as it has it preinstalled as it is.
The VM folder of Kubuntu12_32bit is just 3,4GB
THe kubuntu10_32bit after having it 2 years (some micro updates must have been downloaded logicaly) its stil 4,6GB.
 
Old 08-03-2012, 04:48 AM   #6
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An important thing to do before rezising a windows partition :

Disable the 'Page file'.
( Is often located in the upper part of the partition.)
 
Old 08-03-2012, 04:53 PM   #7
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I am kind of confused. You are saying both a real partition and a VM. What are you trying to do exactly?
 
  


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