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Free drive partition software...

Discussion in 'Software' started by godsdragon, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. godsdragon

    godsdragon Private E-2

    I am running a gateway PC with windows 7 pro. I have over 3 gb of memory and plenty of drive room. I have an ubuntu cd with Linux that I would like to install.
    1. Is there a good drive partition software that would allow me to install Ubuntu without compromising my data and files on my windows partition?

    Thank you in advance for your answers!:)
  2. Break_Da

    Break_Da Sergeant

    doesn't win7 already have the ability to resize a partition?
  3. Break_Da

    Break_Da Sergeant

  4. Earthling

    Earthling Interplanetary Geek

    You should be OK with Win 7's disk management, though it cannot always shrink the system partition as much as ppl want because it cannot move its own fixed stuff. But for 32-bit systems a better solution imo would be to use EASEUS Partition Master. I don't know of a free alternative for 64-bit though.

    Be aware that if you do install Linux it will take over your boot sector and install Grub in place of Win 7's Boot Configuration Database. You will still have a dual boot capability but it can severely complicate matters should you later need to do any Win 7 repairs, as Win 7 will remove Grub and reinstall BCD, meaning you will lose your Linux installation.
  5. lbmest

    lbmest MajorGeek

    Another alternative would be to run a virtual machine inside Windows. That doesn't mess with the partitions at all.
  6. Earthling

    Earthling Interplanetary Geek

    Wot ibmest says ;) For occasional Linux use, or if you simply want to get to know Linux, a VM is the way to go.
  7. jackam

    jackam Guest

  8. foogoo

    foogoo Major "foogoo" Geek

  9. foogoo

    foogoo Major "foogoo" Geek

  10. foogoo

    foogoo Major "foogoo" Geek

    Why are the links gone?


    give away of the day . com Free today only Paragon Partition Manager 11SE
  11. Just Playin

    Just Playin MajorGeek

    Ubuntu has it's own partition manager.
  12. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    Presumably deleted by an Administrator. :cry

    I still was able to purchase a copy at a reduced price. Sorry cannot give you a link, but use your imagination. A few hours still to go.



  13. foogoo

    foogoo Major "foogoo" Geek

    Links are back.. weird, never had an issue like that before.
    Sorry for the 'flood'
  14. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    The FREE offer has now expired. :cry


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