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 PostPost subject: Merging Partitions        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:55 pm 
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Hi, I'm going to try to dual boot Vista with an OS.

Currently, my partition table is formatted as follows:

| 86MB - EISA Configuration | 10GB - Unallocated | 99.70GB - OS C:/ | 2GB - Unallocated |

I am going to shrink OS C:/ down as I need more space to install the new OS for dual boot.

However, I would like to merge all the unallocated partitions together, to make a "super-partition" so I have have the required amount of space for the new OS :)

Anyone know how to do that?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:04 pm 
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Maybe if you delete all partitions that you wanna merge together and then create a new partition from them. I did it this way in my case. Correct me if I'm wrong. It's just my idea.


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pajricsi wrote:
Maybe if you delete all partitions that you wanna merge together and then create a new partition from them. I did it this way in my case. Correct me if I'm wrong. It's just my idea.


Can't really delete an unallocated partition, let me try partition magic :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:11 pm 
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You're right, I meant the formatted partitions. So delete the formatted partitions and I think you can merge the unallocated partitions. :)
And of course not all formatted partitions, only that you want to merge with the unallocated space.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:14 pm 
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pajricsi wrote:
You're right, I meant the formatted partitions. So delete the formatted partitions and I think you can merge the unallocated partitions. :)
And of course not all formatted partitions, only that you want to merge with the unallocated space.


Already done that :), hence the unallocated partitions :) Just need to move a few files off, and begin to shrink :D

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:28 pm 
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Alright then, good luck afterwards.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:33 pm 
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You can also use a bootdisk from Acronis. With that you can merge partition without deleting them. (and your files will be saved)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:35 pm 
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zeehonden_3 wrote:
You can also use a bootdisk from Acronis. With that you can merge partition without deleting them. (and your files will be saved)


If it's a floppy, then it won't work, my laptop has no floppy drive :(

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:39 pm 
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I looked after it on the Internet and I think it's on CD. I'm not 100% sure.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:20 pm 
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Yes, it is a CD. You can get the ISO out of Acronis (or burn it directly)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:07 pm 
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i find the gparted live cd much easier to use (works on usb or almost any other device to)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:36 am 
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I recommend Hirens Boot CD it has lots of partitioning tools on it , alsi has some boot-up fixers which might come in handy if the install does not go to plan


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:23 am 
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I use Acronis for everything. Just make sure you have the newest version, some of the older ones don't get along too well with NTFS partitions created with Vista.


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