Re: Partitioning a drive with Windows 7 already installed
On 13/10/2010 01:24 πμ, Ogya Chief wrote:
> If you care about Windows 7 at all (e.g., for playing games) you
> back up the Win 7 installation completely before starting. How you
> about it depends on your new machine. If it came with recovery
> you should investigate them. With the Ultimate edition, Win 7
> with a good backup program, you can use that. Otherwise, you can
> to the various alternatives for backing up.
> But I urge you to use something. Most of the programs, free and
> non-free, work properly to shrink a partition, but it is easy to
> a user error and wipe things out completely.
> If it were me, I would shrink (resize) the partition first, before
> running the Debian installer. That is, take it in reversible
> This is a matter of taste. It isn't strictly necessary.
I have Win 7 home premium. I will find out what tools for
partitioning/backup came with it and decide on my next course of action.
For backing up the whole disk before starting with dangerous operations
I suggest Clonezilla (the open-source equivalent of Ghost). It use it
regularly and hasn't betrayed me.
As for the rest procedures, I also suggest you resize the windows
partition with gparted from a ubuntu live cd, and then run the debian
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