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Old 01-29-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
ArthurDent
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Partitioning scheme for new drive?


Hi All,

I currently have 2 x 20Gb drive in my PC.

HDA=Win98
HDB=Fedora Core 2

I have just got a brand new 200Gb drive (Yaaay!!!). Now what i had intended to do was this:

Leave the Win98 disk alone

on the new disk:
Create 1 x 20Gb partition for music file
Create 1 x 20Gb partition for shared data
Create 1 x 20Gb partition for /home
Create 1 x 20Gb partition for Fedora

Then, because I want to try out other distros as well I thought I would have (say):
1 x 20Gb partition for Mandrake
1 x 20Gb partition for Gentoo
(which would share the /home partition?)
Leave the remaining 80Gb free for future experiments.

Unfortunately I now realise that a disk can have only 4 primary partions. QT Parted (running from my Knoppix live CD) does not seem to be able to create logical partitions.

Can anyone suggest a) how best to use my wonderful new HD real estate and b) how to accomplish it using QT Parted?

Thanks to all...

Mark
 
Old 01-29-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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couldn you partition it through fedora? since it is on a disk it self?

using mdk i can have more than 4 partitions (right now i have 6) all made during the first install

if you cant do it with fedora, install mdk on the 20 gig partion, and once your in you can partion the disk in the gui or during the install off the disc
 
Old 01-29-2005, 02:27 PM   #3
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If you want to use knoppix for partitioning, try cfdisk which is on it. Less problematic than qtparted.
At least with cfdisk you can create extended and logical partitions.

BTW, of the distros you mentioned, Mandrake has a really easy partitioning GUI you can run during the installation.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 07:19 PM   #4
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BTW, of the distros you mentioned, Mandrake has a really easy partitioning GUI you can run during the installation.
True, I have a Mandrake install CD here that is only used as my emergency partitioning tool I knew Mdk9 would have a use for me at some point
 
Old 01-29-2005, 07:34 PM   #5
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I would not bother with QT Parted. I would use either Fedora or Mandrake for the partitioning as both are more suited for the job.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 07:16 AM   #6
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Thanks for your suggestions chaps. I'm sorry it's taken a while to get to you but I'm afraid I have messed some stuff up whilst attempting the FC3 install (not, I think, to do with partitioning and which will probably be the subject of a separate post - sigh) and I have had to wait until I got to work to be able to post this reply.

I have a copy of Mandrake 10.0 on CD so I will try to that as well as re-trying Fedora (Probably back to FC2 rather than FC3) and I will let you know how I get on.

Thanks again guys.

Mark
 
  


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