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Old 08-28-2007, 07:50 AM   #1
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Resizing partition


How do i resize my partition?

I'm planing on installing Linux (Slackware) but i also want to keep my windows XP pro.

I've got only one disk, which has all the space. How do i resize it?
 
Old 08-28-2007, 07:59 AM   #2
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Two good tools are GParted and QTParted. One of these will typically be on a "live CD" version of Linux. GParted comes on a stand-alone bootable CD.

Backup any important data before resizing. It is also a good idea to first defrag the drive (using the Windows tool)
 
Old 08-28-2007, 08:02 AM   #3
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Alright, thanks.
 
Old 08-28-2007, 08:04 AM   #4
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How do i resize my partition?

I'm planing on installing Linux (Slackware) but i also want to keep my windows XP pro.

I've got only one disk, which has all the space. How do i resize it?
Hi,

You could use qtparted (FAQ) but since you only have M$ XP then I would suggest that you download a LiveCD. You could use Slax 5.1.8 which includes qtparted(Home). Or you could use Parted Magic LiveCD.

The Slackware 12 does include parted but the above links would be a lot easier for you. Plus the LiveCD' can be used for future diagnostic and recovery use.

These links are listed in 'Slackware-Links' formerly 'Slackware LQ Suggestions Links!' which can be used for some good online reference.

Edit: Be sure too backup, as anything can happen will happen!

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Old 08-28-2007, 08:18 AM   #5
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I do not want to use a Live-CD.

Is there a simple, newbie-friendly partition resizing program available?

Is partition magic a good program?

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Old 08-28-2007, 08:23 AM   #6
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Is partition magic a good program?
Yes, it's pretty simple to use.
 
Old 08-28-2007, 08:25 AM   #7
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Alright, thanks.
 
Old 08-28-2007, 10:14 AM   #8
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I do not want to use a Live-CD.

Is there a simple, newbie-friendly partition resizing program available?

Is partition magic a good program?
Hi,

Partition Magic is a commercial program and Yes, you can use it to shrink, create new partitions.

What's wrong with using a LiveCD? Free!

Or just use the parted in the Slackware /extra directory. An explanation for parted.
You would have to install the Slackware in order to install the parted. A chicken & egg situation!

Edit: Again, be sure to backup! If you use Partition Magic to create your partitions be certain to format using the install cd instead of PM.

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Old 08-28-2007, 11:31 AM   #9
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I got it to work, thanks tho. :]
 
Old 08-28-2007, 01:44 PM   #10
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I got it to work, thanks tho. :]
Hi,

How?

Help others by closing the post with a solution other than 'I got it to work'.
 
  


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