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Previous | Next by pyrex 02 September, 2004 - 4:36 AM

So the new 'puter's probably gonna get assembled today and I was wondering if anyone knows of some good partitioning software? Only done it once, back in the day for linux experimentation, so I really don't remember the name of the software I used.




9/2/2004 >> rich

start with windows, read partitioning info when installing *nix
no need for partitioning software on a new install


9/2/2004 >> sarah

sorry that i can't help you out but i'm really interested in any responses that anyone might have ... i hope to do this when i upgrade my old, pc.


9/2/2004 >> pyrex

I'm not doing anything with alt. operating systems, it's more for convenience. I want to split the single 250GB drive so I can easily reformat the partition with Windows on it in case something goes awry, without having to fudge around with the other gigs.


9/2/2004 >> muhgcee

You can do that right from the Windows install. I would create 1 60GB partition for Windows/programs and 1 190GB partition for data.


9/2/2004 >> ledskof

cfdisk is good.
What distribution are you using? I've spent most of my linux time in gentoo ever since it came out.
If you want to setup some partitions schemes using RAID and so forth, you might try evms. Whenever I'm setting up a complex or simple RAID I don't even run fdisk, cfdisk, gpart, parted, or any of that. I just run EVMS. It's Enterprise Volume Management System, and it rolls all the tools into one interface. Very very nice!


9/2/2004 >> muhgcee

I think he is running the XP distro. That one is 1337.


9/2/2004 >> ledskof

LOL ok. I understand now. I thought he wanted to install a GNU/Linux distribution.


9/2/2004 >> pyrex

Hehe, nobody ever listens to me :-P

But w00t, oki, if I can do it in the Windows install then that's what I'll do. Been 2 years since I last installed an operating system.. Rar.


9/2/2004 >> ben

60 gb seems a mite large to me though... personally, i would have a 2 GB partition just for windows and install everything else on the other partition, that way at least, the windows partition keeps itself happy


9/2/2004 >> erato

i use fdisk
everything else is just fluff ;)


9/2/2004 >> ben

well, that erases it doesn't it?

and hey, can you send me an email to somewhere that's not this DTC account, sasha? i can't get on IM at work, but i can reach all of my email addresses that aren't DTC, eheh


9/2/2004 >> rich

10 gigs at least for a windows partition now'a days... :-)
thankyou, please drive through


9/2/2004 >> muhgcee

Plus, it's a lot less annoying if you don't have to always change the install path from c:\program files to something else.


9/2/2004 >> ben

true true... this is why i've never even bothered to partition my drives... just smacks of effort too much


9/2/2004 >> erato

well, if it's a new puter I assumed there wasn't any data on it so erasing it all wouldn't be a problem.


9/2/2004 >> ben

good point, good point




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