December 4, 2008 at 8:43 pm #159824
Well, windows has a disk utility, but i wonder if the uitility can resize partitions without destroying my precious data.
Can anybody confirm this?December 4, 2008 at 10:26 pm #173849StriderMember
I don’t believe you can in XP. Vista has more functionality, but you are better off using 3rd party apps such as Acronis Disk DirectorDecember 4, 2008 at 10:47 pm #173843dougpMember
You can also download gPart and utilize that – there are several applications out there that will let you do this though.December 5, 2008 at 8:44 am #173844scientistMember
Click Start, Run, type “mmc” then press enter.
This creates the MS Management Console, which you can save to your desktop.
Open the Console, then click file, add/remove snap-in and then add both the Disk Management and Services snap-ins.
The Disk Management snap-in allows you to reconfigure partitions, reassign drive letters, etc.. The Services snap-in gives you control over what starts automatically when Windows starts.
If you continue on and get even more snap-in happy, then you can develop a dangerous level of control over your computer 😉December 5, 2008 at 2:26 pm #173846
Yes, its the same way how i get there. There is a simplier way.
Right click my computer -> Manage -> Disk Management
Another question, how much space should i assign for ubuntu?December 8, 2008 at 1:40 pm #173845quarrymanMember
I used Easeus and it was excellent. Free too.December 8, 2008 at 3:51 pm #173848ChrisMember
Hi quarryman, great software, thanks (although I downloaded from their site, version 3 is available):
I just resized my drive (excluding hidden partition) from:
C: 25GB D: 117GB to C: 15GB D: 128GB (I gained a GB?! lol 😉
Using C for Windows and programs, D for My Documents and games, mp3s, vids etc.December 11, 2008 at 1:21 am #173850ducatiMember
I’ve got an issue with the partitions that I wonder if anyone knows a resolution to.
When you first turn the netbook on I got the question about resizing the partitions and being told that it was a one time thing. However, the way the question was phrased resulted in a partition layout that is not what I want, and a recovery system that wont work.
I assumed that the backup partition was going to be like the hidden recovery partition at the beginning of the disk. A place where the system image would be backed up to, but couldn’t be used for anything else. So rather than leave it 50-50 (and waste 50% of the disk) I reduced this to 40 something GB, and left C: with 100GB. On the basis that I would then resize this later to a more appropriate size (20-30GB) and create a D: partition for my data.
However, when I tried to do a backup it fails because it says that no space is available. The default Windows install (I haven’t installed anything sigificant or registered Windows yet) is less than 6GB and there’s 40+GB free on the D: partition.
I hope it’s just me doing something wrong, but if not it’s seriously stupid to require the size of the C: partition to be available, rather than the size of the data on the C: partition. Currently I don’t have any USB 2.0 disks with 100GB free in order to do a backup.
If I could simply resize the C: partition it would all be OK. However, every Windows partition tool I have tried fails stating that either there are no partitions, or that the partition is bad and cannot be resized. But Windows still boots up without any apparent issues.
Having the recovery tool that doesn’t require any other software or devices is a good idea in theory, but creating a partition structure that apparently cannot be resized seems like an odd way to go about it.
So, my questions are;
Does anyone know of any partition tools that will resize non-destructively on what appears to be non-standard partition structures? (I’ve tried Partition Magic 7 & 8, Paragon Partition Manager Express 9.0, and EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0)
Can I reinstall the software using the recovery CD’s to get it back to its initial state, with the Samsung recovery tools and hidden partition, so I can be asked the partition question again?
Otherwise I going to have to wipe it and start again without any Samsung recover tools, and rely on the old school bootable pen drive and Acronis TrueImage.
Apologies for the length of the post if you made it this far 🙂December 11, 2008 at 11:33 am #173847
Well, dont know if you got something with my solution. I downloaded UnetBootin from google and i installed Puppy linux on my usb key. Boot with it, resize your partiton with gparted (in the system menu). Its gonna take a while (about 3 hours took it with resizing my 103gb partiton to a 83gig partition).
Hope someone has something with this information.
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