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Old 05-10-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
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how can i make the partition itself and how can i transfer the booting properties to that drive? i'm new to this and i just formatted my drive, so bare with me
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:40 PM   #2
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A bit vague mate. Are you doing a clean install, what OS?
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oh sorry, yes its a clean install. i just finished formatting now and i'm running xp.
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If you havn't installed anything yet, just re-do the install and you can partition the drive durring the install process (right before formatting) and make everything the size you want.

of you can get a free Copy of G-Parted to partition it, but i don't know if that'll work to transer over and boot off of.
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:52 AM   #5
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Just boot from your XP CD and that will take care of it. You can create, delete, format partitions from the CD, are you doing a dual boot or single boot?
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i'm doing a single boot and i don't have an xp disk, its a prebuilt computer so it comes only comes with a recovery cd.

i heard there were programs that partition it automatically, but is the boot files just the WINDOWS folder in my c: drive?
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The boot files will be installed when you use the recovery disc. If your just doing 1 partition then its pretty straightforward.
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