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    Question how to partition with window disk management?

    someone suggested me to check this out:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ho...dowsPartitions

    and...i read this;
    window disk management is easy and fast to partition hard drive.
    does anyone familiar with window disk management?

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    Re: how to partition with window disk management?

    Yes, it is easy partition using windows disk manager. But it is a basic tool. There are many advanced partition managers available both in windows and Linux

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    Re: how to partition with window disk management?

    Do not use Windows' Disk Management tool to create new partitions for Linux!!!!!

    This program has the unfortunate tendency to turn partitions into "dynamic disks" (aka Logical Disk Manager, or LDM, volumes) with little or no warning given to the user. The trouble is that LDM is a Microsoft-only technology. Although Linux has some basic LDM support, you can't modify LDM volumes in Linux, and installing Linux to an LDM volume is difficult or impossible. (I've not looked into it in enough depth to know which.) This problem seems to be most likely to arise when you raise the number of partitions on the disk above 4, but I don't know the exact trigger conditions -- if that always happens, or only if all the original partitions were primaries, or whatever.

    There have been many threads here from people who've fallen into this trap. Getting out of it requires either a complete disk backup/restore operation or running a partitioning tool that can do the reverse conversion. At least two Windows programs are supposed to be able to do this, but I don't know how well they work or how safe or reliable this reverse conversion is. It's best to avoid the trap rather than rely on such tools.
    If I've suggested a solution to a problem and you're not the original poster, do not try my solution! Problems can seem similar but be different, and a good solution to one problem can make another worse. Post a new thread with your problem details.

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    Re: how to partition with window disk management?

    I never faced this with windows partitioner. But what you said is correct. downgrading the dynamic disk to basic requires erasing everything

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_Disk_Manager

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    Question Re: how to partition with window disk management?

    so...
    i use HP Mini, and had downloaded ubuntu in flash drive for a while ago,

    ubuntu has gparted....
    is this gparted way to partition hard drive?

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    Re: how to partition with window disk management?

    Use the windows tools for windows and the Linux tools for Linux.

    So you should use windows disk management to shrink the windows partition, but then use gparted to create new partitions for Linux.

    GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
    Screenshots of using gparted
    http://www.howtoforge.com/partitioning_with_gparted
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    Re: how to partition with window disk management?

    +1 for oldfred's suggestion

    don't forget to defrag first in windows
    If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.

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    Re: how to partition with window disk management?

    Agreed. Using the windows manager is the way to go when sizing windows disks. Defraging first is an excellent suggestion.

    Gparted just does what its designed to do... You want a resize, you got it. I have never had any problems using it on both, but I have heard the horror stories!!

    +1 oldfred and +1 Wim Sturkenboom

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    Re: how to partition with window disk management?

    Yes, it is always good to use Linux tools for linux

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    Re: how to partition with window disk management?

    i read thinkren's threads...

    i learned,
    i won't to use disk management in window 7, and shrink volume of hard drive prior to ubuntu installation.

    thank u to all.

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