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August 12, 2003 11:33:29 PM

This isn't too much a HD problem I think, but you guys probably have the best chance of answering it... In partition magic 6.0, on the screen showing your partitions it lists my C drive as having 114,463.1 mb size and it says 114,463.1 is used. I know that is wrong because windows I have only used 18.8 GB. I want to create a partition for Linux, but since it says all of the drive is used I don't want to lose any data. Any solutions or advice? Thanks.

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August 12, 2003 11:51:03 PM

1) How big is your hard drive?
2) If your hard drive is 120MB and ur only using 20MB that leaves space
3) How many partitions do yo have?
4) Did you try to shrink your partition?
5) <b>N.B.</b> the size of the drive and the partition size do not necessarily coincide


The loving are the daring!
August 12, 2003 11:51:11 PM

1) How big is your hard drive?
2) If your hard drive is 120MB and ur only using 20MB that leaves space
3) How many partitions do yo have?
4) Did you try to shrink your partition?
5) <b>N.B.</b> the size of the drive and the partition size do not necessarily coincide


The loving are the daring!
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August 12, 2003 11:59:55 PM

120 GB

Yeah, but Partition Magic doesn't say so

Partition magic says 2, I only thought I had the C drive. The C drive ~114.5 gb, and the other partition is just under 8 mb, don't know why it is there, it is labeled *

I have not tried to shrink the partition, I don't want to mess anything up, I am a newbie to partitioning.
August 13, 2003 12:28:21 AM

1) A partition and a hard drive are not the same.

2) The amount of disk space used in a partition is not the same as the amount space reserved in a partition.

(Same idea as if your disk is 120MB and u only use 11.8; they are not the same thing.)

3) Earlier versions of PMagic seem to like to reservere a little free space at the beginning of a hard drive. (I don't know why.)


I really suggest you get a little help from a friend or read alot more. Get someone with a little Linux experience etc. It will speed your ramp up time. If nothing else he'll be able to point your nose in the right direction.


The loving are the daring!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Flinx on 08/12/03 08:31 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
August 13, 2003 1:06:25 AM

If I create a new partition that is 30 gb, will I not lose any data? Since I haven't even used 60 gb. That is basically what I want to know.
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