My new IBM deskstar drive is coming in tomorrow, however I want to make a few partitions maybe for 98, nt, or linux.
However I was just wondering what the best formating\partitioning utilily? or if fdisk is capable.
I have always used Partition Magic 4 and it had never gave me a single problem. Since it can cut, paste and resize partitions without deleting info.
You can do it with fdisk just be sure to watch out on every step you do... since if you screw it you may need to start all over again.
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I use FDISK and if I need to split a partition later, I use FIPS. You can find FIPS if you do an Internet search.
can it say lop off a gig of empty diskspace off C and stick it on say F? (both partitions on the same drive)
I have a seperate drive for each thing (one for drivers, next for backup folders, another for cache space..like that)..and I think I underestmated on a few of em, and overestimated on others.
Can FIPS do that>?
Just wondering AuroEdge, what do you use?
Im not using anything right now...thats why I asked! To first partition my disk, I used the utility that came with my Western Digital drive..
It works great..so does the one that came with maxtor..or any other HDD company's disk id assume. What it doesnt do is REpartition drives without wiping the harddrive clean (formatting the whole thing)
I would like to save my data, and just move empty space from one drive to another.
Apparently the utility that came with my copy of Linux RH 6.0 disc can do this also, but I havent tried...
Im not too keen on installing linux since I probably would never use it anyways.
PowerQuest's PowerMagic version 5 is an excellent program for formating, partitioning, converting to FAT32 and back to FAT16. Moving files from one partition to another deleting that partition without losing any data. It will resize partions, create 'em, delete 'em and hide 'em. It will relocate programs if you move them around for windows. It allows for multiple OS's even. But I only have version 3...maybe Santa will bring me v5.
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