Par****oning a Hard drive with Gparted.

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  1. ST19AG_WGreymon

    ST19AG_WGreymon Ancient Guru

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    I want to make a small par****on on my hard drive for the Windows 7 Beta. About 40GB. I've used GParted before to increase a par****on when I had a problem with a Pre-SP3 Win2000 install. However I've never used it to split an already "written on" par****on. I have about 89GB left on my 200GB hard drive that I want to par****on. How can I make sure it does destroy any data when I par****on it?

    EDIT: lol soo many stars. XD
     
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  2. Nihilkrist

    Nihilkrist Master Guru

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    I've used gparted to split a disk with stuff on before, didn't destroy anything.

    Was using ext3 on that disk though, not entirely sure if it's the same on ntfs.
     
  3. MrN

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    Always backup data before manipulating par****ons.

    Select the single par****on and resize it and reduce its size (by dragging the right edge to the left) by 40GB and apply.

    Now, you will have about 40GB of unallocated space after your single par****on.

    Create a new par****on in the unallocated space.

    You can do this all from within Vista if your current OS is Vista.


    However, the cleanest way to dual boot is to use 2 hard d rives and put one OS on each drive.
     
  4. ST19AG_WGreymon

    ST19AG_WGreymon Ancient Guru

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    I tried to dual boot using two hard drives, but the old IDE hard drives I used were noisy and one died.
     

  5. MrN

    MrN Active Member

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    It has been a long time since I have dual booted on a single drive. So, I cannot be of much help.
    At bootup, you get a menu that lets you choose which OS to boot.
    But, if you remove the OS that is in charge of the boot menu, you will not be able to boot the other OS either until you do some fixings!

    Ask a little bit more around and study it until you feel confident.
     
  6. Nagasaki

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    lol **** from par****on is censored LOL
     
  7. panZEr330

    panZEr330 Master Guru

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    I've used paragon part1tion manager to shrink part1tion size and split/resize the part1tions without losing data. You should also defrag (for space) before attempting to do so, hopefully physically getting all the data collected at the beginning of the disk.

    LOL @ part1tion wordfilter..
     
  8. Iarwain

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    It's much easier to do this stuff from inside an OS, im my opinion.
     
  9. Nagasaki

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    why is **** filtered??? its not a bad word anyway!

    t_i_t_i
     

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