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« on: January 26, 2007, 09:21:14 PM »

Resize that large Windows Partition
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This tutorial will guide you through the process of resizing your large hard drive partition to make room to install another operating system (you're going with Debian GNU/Linux, right?) right alongside your original install of Windows. Many of you would . . .



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I dig using the System Rescus Disc, others may not.  There are many ways that you can manage your partitions.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 03:56:16 PM »

Before you resize your windows partition -- you should probably do some hoousekeeping.  I might uninstall uneccesary programs (what -- about 90% of the crap you have on there) backup and maybe relocate program and personal data.  For instance -- when I ran windows all my program data went to a different partition.  I'd install to C:\progra~1 like normal, but all the data went to D:\program-data.   SOmetimes I would install the programs themselves to D:\

So -- keep what you need, nuke the rest.  Then -- defrag.  Twice.

Then you can reboot to your rescue disc and open your favorite tool for the job.  I use the SYstem Rescue Disc and I run_qtparted to accomplish this.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 01:33:22 AM »

I actually had a chance to do this with a co-workers lappie that has XP on it. After defragging the drive the live cd I was using used gparted and the resize/copy took over 2 hrs! Wasn't expecting that since I used the partitioner in Vista and it only took a few minutes. Needless to say finished all the resizing and stuff up, made new partitions and happily installed sidux on his box with a dual boot. muah ha ha ha ha
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 07:41:21 AM »

It's important to defrag a Windows partition - twice - before you manipulate it.    Also, when you are resizing, there are a few important considerations the utility must make, moving files, new partition structure -- the OS needs to be able to find the moved files.  Everything's gotta be changed.  It can happen very quickly, but all pre-flight checks must be in the green.  No yellows.

Yep, I have seen a large partition resize take a while.  Never hours, but definately 10 or 20 minutes.  When youre doing this on a 160GB drive, or something = outrageous, it's not going to be an instant run.  Too much has to happen.

But it's all moot now anyway, ey?  Done deal - you rock, your buddy's got a dooley, the sun's risin'......you get what you need.  Awwwww  yeah.
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