August 1st, 2003, 10:53 PM
Can you trust partition magic !?
Hail, how are you gentlemen ?
I need a fast replay hehe, its a simple question. I have a 60 gb disk wich os 100% used with one 60 gb partition... it has 10 free gb's, can i WITH NO PROBLEMS use partition magic to make a 10gb partition with no problems ?
August 1st, 2003, 10:59 PM
I've never had any problems with it. However I've always made sure to use the old DOS based versions.. I never liked the Windows crap they put out (mind you my roommate swears by it). Also I'd make sure you defrag before doing it.. make everything purdy first hah
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August 2nd, 2003, 12:32 AM
i personally trust pm7.0 which works great for me.. it always seems to malfunction though whenever i run it w/o a proper key..
August 2nd, 2003, 01:54 AM
One thing though I would make backs up of anything on the Hd that you don't want to lose. you never know when something can go wrong
August 2nd, 2003, 01:56 AM
yeah just run pm's emergency recovery utility.. itll create 2 rescue disks for you.. its nice
August 2nd, 2003, 02:27 PM
well i recently had to install slackware on my "made for windows" notebook. used partition magic 7.0 and it worked liked a doll. created a linux partition with it and put the slack on it. Dont know about earlier versions though. stick with 7.0 IMHO.
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August 2nd, 2003, 05:00 PM
yeah.. like folks said.. should be no problem..
BUT.. don't expect to make a new partition with ALL of that 10 gig of free space.
you'll still need some swap space.. I'd shoot for a 6 or 7 gig partition..
and I think it's time for you to either buy another hard drive or move some stuff to cd.
August 2nd, 2003, 08:28 PM
Hmm I did have some rather nasty encounters with Partition Magic.. like the time I split my dad's HDD to install lin on it.. and, as I was trying to get back the hard in one piece [partition ] it dumped an error and <expletitive here> the file allocation tables.. bye-bye information!
So back-up, defrag, enjoy!
P.S. The whole of the deal had a good tunr-out. I took the drive and I'm using RedHat on it now :P
August 2nd, 2003, 09:12 PM
I have not used Partition Magic bye itself I used System Commander by the same people it is a gift from god the only problem is that every blue moon I get a small problem but I like it alot.
I suggest that you back up everything. Or you just by a new Hard Drive what are they costing these days. Someone help me out how much does a new 60gb hdd cost.
August 3rd, 2003, 12:13 AM
My advice is "don't do it!!!"
You have a 60 Gig drive with 10 Gig free.................that's only 17%, which is close to the margin for being able to run an effective defrag.
I would NOT recommend creating a partition that is 100% full!
I think that you need to do some serious "housekeeping", delete unwanted stuff, archive to CD etc, or get yourself a new drive.
Clear out your temporary directory, the .chk files from scandisk, the Dr. Watson logfile and any dump files. I also get rid of "findfast" and the music files, screensavers, themes etc.
Hope this helps.