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Thread: Partitioning - FDISK, SFDISK

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    Partitioning - FDISK, SFDISK

    Hi all

    If I want to delete all partitions and create two new ones on a 160Gb drive I have for a laptop and install XP and Vista (Dual booting), whats the best way to set the hard drive up.

    Is FDISK or SFDISK any good anymore or is it best using the O/S when installing it deal with the partitions I require.

    Thanks to all that reply
    Spec:
    Zalman GT1000 Case
    Quad core Q6600
    4Gig OCZ 1000Mhz DDR2 Memory
    OCZ 780W ModXtream PSU
    2 RaptorX SATA 150 Gig in RAID0
    500Gig Data SATA HD 32MB Cache
    Nexus LXM-8200 Intel 775 CPU Cooler
    Asus en8800 Extreme nVidia GTX768MB
    Scythe Kama-Meter Multifunction Fan Controller
    LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray Disc Rewriter & HD DVD ROM
    ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nForce 780i Socket 775 Motherboard
    Dual boot XP64Bit\Vista64Bit


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    Unless you want to wipe/zero the drive then just delete them all during WinXP's setup and create one partition for it of an appropriate size leaving the rest unallocated. Then let Vista create a partition for itself when you later boot to its installation DVD.
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    "leaving the rest unallocated"
    Bing!

    New idea/concept enters my consciousness.

    Nice one.

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    Ok thanks

    So I will just use Windows Xp setup to do it, makes life easier I suppose!

    I dont think there is a need for FDISK any more is there?????
    Spec:
    Zalman GT1000 Case
    Quad core Q6600
    4Gig OCZ 1000Mhz DDR2 Memory
    OCZ 780W ModXtream PSU
    2 RaptorX SATA 150 Gig in RAID0
    500Gig Data SATA HD 32MB Cache
    Nexus LXM-8200 Intel 775 CPU Cooler
    Asus en8800 Extreme nVidia GTX768MB
    Scythe Kama-Meter Multifunction Fan Controller
    LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray Disc Rewriter & HD DVD ROM
    ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nForce 780i Socket 775 Motherboard
    Dual boot XP64Bit\Vista64Bit


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