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Windows 7: A guide on partition a hard drive

07 Aug 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
So should i use it or not because i dont want to mess up sorry if i seem annoying
Use Partition Wizard if you have to or if you want to.

No reason to use it if you can do the job with Disk Management.

Only you can tell if Disk Management will do the job. You'd just have to try it.

Or take Deacon's advice and virtualize Linux.


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09 Aug 2012   #12
GTraymond2820

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ok can someone do some converting for me, how much would 160gb be in mb?
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09 Aug 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Figure 1000 MB equals 1 GB.

So 160 GB is 160,000 MB. Just add 3 zeroes.
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10 Aug 2012   #14
GTraymond2820

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Thanks alot
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10 Aug 2012   #15
GTraymond2820

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Ok so i created my partition, please take a look and see if i done it correctly:


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10 Aug 2012   #16
ignatzatsonic

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It generally looks OK, but.....

I think you will have to reformat the Linux partition to another file system. It's now NTFS which is used for Microsoft operating systems. There are several Linux file systems, but I don't know which you should choose.

You should confirm that Linux can be installed in a logical partition as you now have.
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10 Aug 2012   #17
SIW2

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Yes, it can.

You might be better leaving it as unallocated - then you can find it easily from Linux install cd.

Linux will format for you.

Better look at the instructions on your Linux Distro site as to how to do that.

I have mine set up like this:

A guide on partition a hard drive-linuxparts.jpg


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10 Aug 2012   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


It may be better to use WUBI Linux to start with instead of doing the install. It actually installs into Windows and can be booted as usual but does not create any confusion when/if it ever needs uninstalled/removed.

Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows
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10 Aug 2012   #19
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

One more thing is there a limit to how many partitions you can have because since my C drive is fairly large i am thinking it would be a good idea to split it up, is it safe or leave it as it be?
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10 Aug 2012   #20
Bare Foot Kid
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The Windows Master Boot Record (MBR) partition structure supports a total of only four (4) partitions per Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive, they can be either 4 Primary partitions or three (3) Primary partitions and a single (1) Extended partition,

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