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Hey, Well I currently have Windows Vista Premium (SP1) on a 180gb hdd. I have installed Kubuntu 8.10 before but now I want to partition my hdd. I downloaded Partition ...
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    Partition help


    Hey,

    Well I currently have Windows Vista Premium (SP1) on a 180gb hdd. I have installed Kubuntu 8.10 before but now I want to partition my hdd.

    I downloaded Partition Magic but the version I have only supports Win9x - XP.

    I also tried using diskmgmt.msc but it wouldn't let me shrink my current volume.

    Vista came pre-installed on my laptop.

    Any advise on how to do it? Or a program?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Check out the PartedMagic LiveCD.

    Very easy to use, and a small download and quick burn to CD.
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    Thank you for the quick reply!

    Im downloading it now.

    Ill post back with my status

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    Hey, That didnt help.

    The problem is, even with that live cd is that I cant shrink my C drive. Iv used that LiveCD with Gpart, diskmanager, and diskpartition and they all do the same thing. It says that I dont have any free space. Which I do, I have 100gb left of 180 total.

    Input?

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    The free space has to be adjacent to the partition that you want to expand, so you might have to do some partition shrinking, moving, etc to get things the way you want them to be in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    The free space has to be adjacent to the partition that you want to expand, so you might have to do some partition shrinking, moving, etc to get things the way you want them to be in the end.
    What about this idea....make a iso image of my entire hdd. wipe out my hdd then make serpeate partitions of it before i reapply my image.

    My thoughts on this is this problem has something to do with vista being preinstalled on my hdd. It was brand new and already had vista on it.

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    Lets check partition structure of your Harddisk first.
    Open Konsole in Kubuntu and execute this
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Post output here.

    * Its small L in fdisk -l.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Vista can shrink it's own partition when logged in to the administrator's account. Normally you would go to control panel and select System & Maintenance/Administrator tools/Computer Management/Disk Management. Right click on the partition and select "shrink volume".
    If this is where you are told there is no free space, de-fragment it first and try again.

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