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Windows 7: Creating multiple aligned partitions on SSD with system reserved part


13 Sep 2012   #1

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 
Creating multiple aligned partitions on SSD with system reserved part

I'm about to install my new 256gb SSD.
This will have 3 partitions;

100mb System reserved partition
80gb Windows OS partition
The rest will be used for VHDs

So, using disk part.. are these the correct commands in the correct sequence (Having unplugged my spinners first so diskpart only sees one drive

select disk 0
clean
create partition primary size=100 align=1024
create partition primary size=80000
select partition 1
format quick fs=ntfs
active
exit

Should I also be formatting the S/R partition?

I will create the final partition via disk management when windows is installed.

This will result in 3 partitions, all properly aligned etc. Yes??

Or am I on some far off planet?

thanks

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13 Sep 2012   #2

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You don't need to have the System Reserved partition. I don't and it simplifies my life a bit.

If you don't want it, these would be the commands, with only the SSD connected:

list disk (to show the ID number of the hard disk to partition, normally Disk 0)

select disk 0 (change 0 to another number if applicable)

clean (this wipes the drive of anything on it; not needed on a brand new drive)

create partition primary size=80000

select partition 1 (this selects the partition you just made)

active (this marks that partition active)

format fs=ntfs quick (this formats that partition)

exit (this quits the diskpart program)

exit (this closes the command prompt window)

Continue Windows 7 installation as usual. Remember to highlight and select the partition just created when you come to the partition screen asking you "where do you want to install Windows?”.

I didn't use "align" and my alignment was perfect. But you can use it.

If you do want System Reserved, I think your commands are correct. I don't recall seeing that System Reserved has to be formatted. I think it's done automatically as needed.

I'd probably insert a list part command after you created the primary so you can confirm that it is in fact partition 1 and the one you will then be formatting.
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14 Sep 2012   #3

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You don't need to have the System Reserved partition. I don't and it simplifies my life a bit.

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I'd probably insert a list part command after you created the primary so you can confirm that it is in fact partition 1 and the one you will then be formatting.
Thanks for that.

The only difference is if I don't create the system reserved then I should be formatting partition 0, not 1.

Well, time to get started... Should be back online later tonight.

thanks
Tanya
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