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Re: Partitioning gpt disk



On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 6:10:05 PM UTC+5:30, Rusi Mody wrote:
> On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 3:40:04 PM UTC+5:30, Darac Marjal wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 09:53:14PM -0800, Rusi Mody wrote:
> > > Trying to setup linux on lenovo laptop.
> > > I find that its gpt as expected and there are some 5 partitions
> > > (as shown by compmgmt in windows)
> > > 
> > > | recovery      | 1G   |
> > > | EFI           | 260M |
> > > | OEM           | 1G   |
> > > | Windows8 (C:) | 424G |
> > > | Lenovo   (D:) | 25G  |
> > > | Recovery      | 14G  |
> > > 
> > > Clearly its the windows (C:) that needs to be shrunk for the linux.
> > > 
> > > Q.1  In the past (mbr) Ive invaribly found that adding a partition
> > > in the middle causes all sorts of trouble.
> > > 
> > > How is it with gpt?
> > 
> > With GPT, all partitions are equal members - that is, the whole
> > Primary/Extended/Logical mess is gone; a partition is a partition. That
> > being the case, you shouldn't have any problems shrinking C: and putting
> > Linux in the middle. If this is a traditional ("spinning rust") disk,
> > then you probably want to consider sliding D: up against the shrunk C:,
> > though, just to minimise head seek while in Windows (that is, if you're
> > reading files from both C: and D:, then not having to hop over the Linux
> > partition will make seek times shorter).
> 
> That seems like a neat idea.
> However this:
> http://gparted.org/faq.php#faq-6
> as I understand warns about doing this from outside windows.
> 
> And best as I can see windows compmgmt allows make/delete but does not allow moving partitions.
> 

[For anyone else who chances upon this]
I used gdisk/cgdisk -- neat tool


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