Incorrect Free Space
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.
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.
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>