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Author Topic: Partitioning?  (Read 939 times)

Daniel

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Partitioning?
« on: July 18, 2010, 10:50:40 am »

I'm trying to figure out how to partition the hard drive on my laptop so I can install VL. The laptop came with Win 7 on it and the hard drive has a weird 1 MB unallocated space at the beginning, then a boot partition, then the main windows partition, and a recovery partition last. I want to take the main partition and make half of it into 1 or 2 linux partitions. cfdisk in the installer gave some kind of error about the partitions going past the end of the disk or something and failed. I booted VL 6 live and started GParted. I'm not sure how to resize and "deallocate" some of the main partition. Can anyone give me some suggestions here?
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Re: Partitioning?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 12:03:52 pm »

I would suggest that you use Win7's utility to shrink the partition (found in the disk management utility) that your WinOS is on then use something like gparted (which is included with the VL install disk) to partition the space that is freed up.
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Re: Partitioning?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 12:41:13 pm »

Thanks! It worked. I didn't realize Win 7 had something like that.
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