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Old 01-01-2007, 05:27 PM   #1
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Ok im about to reformat my comp, i have a live cd of GParted and i wanted to try something new instead of just having all my stuff on one thing. If any one who has used GParted could tell me what kind of partitions and how big i should make them i want 2 partitions on my 74GB raptor one for just windows and the other for my programs and what not so i have a nice clean windows partition
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Old 01-01-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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anyone.... im less than an hour from reformatting... it doesnt have to be gparted can anyone just link me to one you know that will do what i need it to
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ah, g-parted. i love it.

its a simple enough process with that program, it sets up drivers it needs and then starts up nice and easy (for best results use lowest video settings when presented with the options.)

if your going to reformat anyways, format your drive first, then restart with g-parted, before windows can get its paws in. (so right after the format is done, restart so windows doesn't start copying files). Split it into the two partions you want using the tools given. make one about 10 gigs for windows. that'll give it pently of breathing room. the part can be left as storage. click either "apply" or "change" (can't remember which one it is) and it'll go through and do the sizing you wanted.

now go back to windows, and install on teh 10GB partition, and you are all set.


Just as a note, i had you do a format before partioning because G-parted has a built in moniter that keeps the drive large enough for what is currently on the drive. if you had more on teh drive, you would be hard pressed to change part of it into a 10GB partion.
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