Disc Partitioning Problem with new Dell XPS Laptop


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I have just bought a Dell XPS and want to mult-boot with Linux. I have
already build a similar system with my desktop although this machine is very
pre-Vista!

The PC has a 500GB (465.76) drive.

The partitioning structure is:
EISA Configuration 125MB (any one know what this is for?)
Recovery (D) 10GB
OS (C) 235.85GB
Unallocated 219.78GB

I am very disappointed that Dell have sacrificed three primaries for a
single OS!

Disc Manager wont allow me the shrink the C: drive any smaller despite only
having a few GB of programs on it. I would like to know why this
restriction applies and if I will cause problems if I try to shrink it with
a third party tools bearing in mind that Partition Magic apparently has a
problem with drives over 400GB.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Em Sábado, 4 de Outubro de 2008 17:17, T escreveu:
I have just bought a Dell XPS and want to mult-boot with Linux. I have
already build a similar system with my desktop although this machine is
very pre-Vista!

The PC has a 500GB (465.76) drive.

The partitioning structure is:
EISA Configuration 125MB (any one know what this is for?)
Recovery (D) 10GB
OS (C) 235.85GB
Unallocated 219.78GB

I am very disappointed that Dell have sacrificed three primaries for a
single OS!

Disc Manager wont allow me the shrink the C: drive any smaller despite
only
having a few GB of programs on it. I would like to know why this
restriction applies and if I will cause problems if I try to shrink it
with a third party tools bearing in mind that Partition Magic apparently
has a problem with drives over 400GB.

No, linux can be installed to logical partitions... create an extendend
partition on those Unallocated 219.78GB, then inside create 3 logical
partitions (2 ext3 and 1 swap) for /, /home and swap.
25Gb is more that enought for /
2GB is way more than enought for swap
use the rest for /home (the users area)

regards
 

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