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Creating a partition

by ungoilant / February 10, 2016 11:38 AM PST

I'm getting ready to set up my PC to dual boot linux, but my HDD isn't partitioned at all. i want to have a 60GB or so partition for my windows, but I dont know if I can create one and move my OS there without ruining it. Can I?

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No.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2016 11:50 AM PST
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Today's modern distros do this as you install. If you do this before hand you mire yourself in a trap of too much information. For example all my Linux distros have 3 or more partitions. I think I'll let the distro's installer resize and do this for me.

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depending on the distro
by renegade600 / February 10, 2016 1:07 PM PST
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some distros such as those based on ubuntu will partition the drive during the install. just read each screen closely and make sure you select install along side of windows. I never had a problem with it messing up the drive though you may want to backup any files you cannot afford to lose just in case

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try third-party partition managers
by michaelshepard2015 / February 23, 2016 6:16 PM PST
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there are many free partition managers online and they can create/resize/split/hide/delete...partition easily. if you have no idea to create one, you can try some of these tools.

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if you have no idea to create one,
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2016 6:35 PM PST

I warn folk away from such things since creating a good partition set for linux is not for most folk. And a lot of folk will damage there existing OS with said tools.

Give them more warnings in the future. It's not this easy.

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