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Title: Partitioning HD with Oberon
Post by: dukester on June 30, 2010, 08:57:26 PM
Hello all you FIFA viewers.....

 :D

No times for hacking Oberon these days....

OK! I've got a working LiveCD for A2

The HD on the machine that A2 will be living on, is currently 100% NTFS - 74.5G

I want to have:

NTFS   - 15.5G
Linux   - 25G
BSD     - 20G
A2       - 10G
FAT32  - 4G 

So, I'm shrinking the the current partition down, and creating new partitions. I want to boot from either the top four OS. Can I do _all_ the partitioning with A2's "Partitions" tool?  How? I should write a mini-HOWTO and this topic after I'm done.

Or is there a better way? TIA...


Title: Re: Partitioning HD with Oberon
Post by: Bernhard T. on July 02, 2010, 01:03:38 PM
as far as I know, you can't shrink a partition with A2 tools.

Bernhard


Title: Re: Partitioning HD with Oberon
Post by: dukester on July 02, 2010, 02:42:52 PM
@Bernhard T.

OK! Thanks for the warning....

If I manage to successfully shrink the NTFS partition, I know that I can create an A2 partition from A2, and probably a FAT12 or FAT16 partition - as Sven suggested. As for the Linux and BSD partitions, should I simply leave a large enough chunk of the HD NOT partitioned so that Linux can find it and create a partition itself, or should I create Linux and BSD partitions from A2 tools?


Title: Re: Partitioning HD with Oberon
Post by: Bernhard T. on July 02, 2010, 05:35:53 PM
As for the Linux and BSD partitions, should I simply leave a large enough chunk of the HD NOT partitioned so that Linux can find it and create a partition itself, or should I create Linux and BSD partitions from A2 tools?

I would leave a large enough free chunk and let BSD & Linux tools create their partition ...

Bernhard


Title: Re: Partitioning HD with Oberon
Post by: dukester on July 02, 2010, 06:20:27 PM
Cool! Thanks...