[access-uk] Re: Partition?

  • From: "Amro Bilal" <amro_bilal@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 13:13:02 +0100

Billy,

I've copied below from the manual the information to create a partition and the bit about creating a partition to install an OS on too. I'm in a rush now so hope this will help for now...

Cheers,
Amro

"Overview

PartitionMagic includes seven wizards for common tasks. The wizards provide an alternative to performing the tasks manually using the commands on the Partition menu. You do not have access to the wizards if you run PartitionMagic from the rescue disks.

Running Wizards

There are two ways to run a wizard:

Click under Pick a task in the upper left pane of the main screen.
Choose the task you want to perform from the Tasks menu.
Applying Changes

When you complete a wizard, the disk map and partition list in the main window reflect the changes you entered. However, the changes do not actually affect your system until you apply them. To apply the changes to your system, click General . Apply Changes .

To discard the changes without applying them, click General . Discard All Changes (or
Undo Last Change).

After running a wizard, you can run other wizards or perform other partition operations
and then apply or discard all the pending changes at once.

Create New Partition Wizard

The Create new partition wizard creates a new primary or logical partition. To create a new partition for another operating system, see "Install Another Operating System Wizard" on
page 81, or review the demonstration video at http://service.symantec.com.

You should be aware of the following considerations when creating a new partition:

Creating a new partition may cause your drive letters to change. For example, if you have one primary partition (C:) on your hard drive and a CD-ROM drive (D:), and you create a new logical partition on your hard drive, the new partition becomes D: and the CD-ROM drive changes to E: after you reboot your computer. As a result, any programs on your hard drive that were linked to the CD-ROM may no longer function because the paths to files have changed. (In such cases, you can run DriveMapper to
correct the error.)
Chapter 6: Using Wizards


The file system you choose for the new partition will affect which operating systems can access the partition. Pay close attention to the information in the dialogs, or you
may inadvertently make your data inaccessible.
After you apply the changes from the wizard and reboot your computer, the operating system assigns the new partition a drive letter. You can then save data or install an
operating system to your new partition.
Create Backup Partition Wizard

You can protect your data files by copying them to a dedicated backup partition. The wizard will resize existing partitions on your hard disk to make room for a new partition.
Then it will create the new partition.

Install Another Operating System Wizard

You can create a new partition especially designed for an operating system. The wizard prompts you to select the operating system you plan to install. Then it creates a partition that will work for that operating system-including the right size, the proper boot code boundary, and so forth. When you use the wizard, you do not need to know all the requirements of the operating system because the wizard will handle it for you.

If you want the ability to switch between installed operating systems when you boot your computer, it is recommended that you install NortonT BootMagic® before running this
wizard.

You should print the instructions displayed when you click the View Instructions button in the wizard. They will help you install an operating system to the new partition after you
have completed the wizard."


----- Original Message ----- From: "TrueBlue & Proud" <billy72@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 12:06 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Partition?


Dave, I'm wondering if there are any tutorials on visually impaired folks using Partition Magic. Or someone might be kind enough to post step by step Instructions on how to Partition an HDD. I have a 120 GB HDD, and I would like to Partition it, so that I am left with 2 60 GB Partitions.
Billy



----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Taylor" <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 11:27 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Partition?


I can't see how to install it with Jaws though at all. It just doesn't speak!

Cheers
Dave

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dj Paddy" <mygroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2007 7:58 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Partition?


I'd go for partition magic.

It's got a nice user interface, you can see what yoru changes will look like before it's done anything.

It reboots your system, makes the changes and reboots back into windows.

ACB's main menu did a nice revue of it some years back.

I think it was 5.0 they ddi and we are now using 8.xxx.

But for these purposes it's pretty much the same program.

Dj Paddy
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----- Original Message ----- From: "TrueBlue & Proud" <billy72@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2007 7:54 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Partition?


hi guys,
I have a 120 gb HDD, and would like to setup a partition on this drive.
What is the best software to use for this.
I'm running xp home at the moment, but would maybe like to have a duel boot system.
Billy

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