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Old 08-08-2007, 12:26 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Oh really? Hmm, there are other partition tools out there but I can't think of any.
Thanks for your prompt replies. I guess I'll have to google some stuff.
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fdisk! Download Ubuntu or Knoppix and use the partition tool in them.
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you don't have to dowload a whole linux OS just use the the gonomedisk program by itsel
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fdisk! Download Ubuntu or Knoppix and use the partition tool in them.
Will it let me partition the drive for windows in ubuntu?
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Will it let me partition the drive for windows in ubuntu?
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Will it let me partition the drive for windows in ubuntu?
Yeap. Just make sure you choose NTFS and not ext3 or ReiserFS.
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I just had the same problem... Its because you installed windows xp with out sp2 on the disk heres a little bit more info on your problem & how to slip stream sp2

Slipstreaming XP with SP2
Do this, then reformat using the slipstreamed CD
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THANK YOU PETERHUANG913!!!!!!!!!!! The stuff you sent me over AIM worked. Now I see 465gb (500gb)!!! woohoo!!
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THANK YOU PETERHUANG913!!!!!!!!!!! The stuff you sent me over AIM worked. Now I see 465gb (500gb)!!! woohoo!!
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I just had the same problem... Its because you installed windows xp with out sp2 on the disk heres a little bit more info on your problem & how to slip stream sp2

Slipstreaming XP with SP2

That's not necessary anymore

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That's not necessary anymore.
It is if you try to install windows xp with out sp2 on the disk it will not let your partition the drive larger then 137gb eitehr way you can still use software to extend the drive as long as you have sp2
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