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Old 01-21-2008, 04:49 AM   #1
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How to recover partition for Vista from linux

I had two partitions, C and D, 50 Gb each. Windows Vista was installed on C. I installed Scientific Linux 5 on 40 Gb of D partition and left 10 Gb unformatted. Now I want to use that 10 Gb for Vista. How do I recover this space. As from Vista it is only showing C drive.
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Can't vista do it for you? I think so! You can't recover that partion for vista from linux!
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gparted liveCD - move (and resize in need) to arrange things as needed. Organise the free space adjacent to the Vista partition, and then use the Vista disk manager to expand. Basically the M$oft software is better than it used to be, but still isn't up to the job.
Use gparted - it just works.
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Well, if it 's unformatted, you should be able to use Windows disk management to format that 10GB to ntfs, making it D. If it's not just free space but a partition that just hasn't been formatted yet, you can just delete it - either from winD'ohs or from Linux - and then recreate it.
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There would be more point in moving that 10GB and expanding C: over it, thus getting one 60GB drive, than having a 50GB drive and a separate 10GB drive. It's ok if you are ok with it, but people tend to get these "small" partitions filled up quickly, and it's just a mess to have files spread over two different partitions - especially on Windows, which actually makes them look separate places (C: and D: for example), thus making your file organizing difficult.


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