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By meanstreet ·
I just bought a 100gb hard drive and would like to partition it into 5 seperate 20gb. How do I go about doing this. I've never done this before so a step by step instruction would be great.

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by fenaikh In reply to Partitioning

Hi

Hard Disk Multiple Partitions:
Create a startup disk and make sure that you have FDISK,FORMAT,sys programs.and put the floppy disk in drive A: and make sure that in BIOS A: is the first drive to boot from.
Run FDISK.EXE: From the command prompt, enter the command "fdisk". Since you have a large disk you will get a warrant to use of FAT32, you will be asked if you want to enable "large disk support". Enter "Y" if you want to enable FAT32, or "N" if you do not want to enable FAT32. If youdo enable this, any partitions over 500 MB that you create will be FAT32.


Select from the FDISK menu "1. Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive".
Select "1. Create Primary DOS Partition". FDISK will verify drive integrity. Then it will ask if you want to use the maximum available size of the disk for the primary partition and set it active. Enter "N". The system will show the size of the entire disk in MB.
Enter the size of the primary partition. "20000". The system will tell you that it has created the primary partition, and will assign it the drive letter "C:".
Press {Esc} to return to the FDISK menu.
Select "2. Set active partition". Select partition 1. FDISK will report that it has set partition 1 active.
Press {Esc} to return to the FDISK menu.
Select from the FDISK menu "1. Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive".
Select "2. Create Extended DOS Partition".
When prompted, press {Enter} to select the entire remaining area of the disk for the extended DOS partition. FDISK will report that it has created the extended DOS partition.
Press {Esc}. FDISK will automatically prompt you to create your first logical DOS volume within the extended DOS partition.
Enter the size of the first logical partition (the second partition overall). In our example you would enter "800". FDISK will create the partition, label it "D:", and then say "Logical DOS Drive created, drive letters chan

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by ilitho2 In reply to Partitioning

F disk can pull this off but it can be very confusing the first time or two you use it. I would recommend you go out and buy a copy of Partion Magic 7. It gives you a graphical view of the partioning process. I found it to be very easy...the very first time I used it. Be sure to read the instructions that come with the program...not hard but there are some things you will need to know before you start the process of partioning your new 100gb drive. I hope this helps.

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by mrrejohnson In reply to Partitioning

Type Fdisk at the DOS command prompt. Select Y for enabling large drives.Your first step is to select opt.#4(#5 if you're using multiple drives) to view any existing partitions. You'll want to get into the habit of viewing first. Your next step is to create your primary partition which will need to be set to "active" for booting purposes. When you're prompted to make this partition the full amount,select N. Set this partition to 20GB. Then onto your extended partition,which you'll set at 80GB,down to your logical partitions,set at 20GB each. Good Luck. It's not really difficult and partition magic is a little pricey.

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