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Disk Partitioning Tool?


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MrLibertyRedux
42 minutes ago, MrPin said:

Can anyone recommend a free tool to resize disk partitions? I want one that boots from a CD, and doesn't need "installing".

Universal Boot CD (UBCD) was the last tool I used for this type of thing that was free, albeit some time ago. Has a host of tools on on it, not just for repartitioning.

Otherwise EaseUS I think, also free just for partitioning. 

https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/epm-free.html

Do you need to keep data on the disk in question?

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I think I will try GParteD live CD. I just downloaded something horrible which was free, but came a load of unwanted stuff.. I think my optical drive is playing up too.

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Could be wrong but don't think any of those specifically need a CD just a USB stick of the right size and boot off that, was trying to remember which I used one time and pretty sure as @MrLibertyRedux posted it was UBCD.

Regardless of which one used definitely back up all data first if you want to keep it just in case. Also clean install of OS not a bad idea anyway as only real way of getting rid of crud built up over time.

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A CD???? I thought you used them to put your cuppa on O.o

Gparted is good, it comes with most linux distros, like @onlyme says you just need a USB stick

TO be honest you'd be better off getting a/another SSD drive and sticking your OS on that.....I recommend multiple SSD.....might be a bit difficult with a laptop but you can sometimes take the CD out and stick another SSD in it's place

Personally I find heavy laptops nowadays a PITA.....lightweight linux one FTW, or if you're rich and/or brainwashed a macbook xD

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9 hours ago, confused said:

A CD???? I thought you used them to put your cuppa on O.o

Gparted is good, it comes with most linux distros, like @onlyme says you just need a USB stick

TO be honest you'd be better off getting a/another SSD drive and sticking your OS on that.....I recommend multiple SSD.....might be a bit difficult with a laptop but you can sometimes take the CD out and stick another SSD in it's place

Personally I find heavy laptops nowadays a PITA.....lightweight linux one FTW, or if you're rich and/or brainwashed a macbook xD

I like rotating rust until proved otherwise. I used GParteD. It worked. It took some time.

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30 minutes ago, MrPin said:

I like rotating rust until proved otherwise

Monsieur, if you are still using a disk that moves you REALLY REALLY need an SSD, seriously it will make a massive difference!

And it 'took some time' cos your rig is a donkey xD

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19 minutes ago, confused said:

 

Monsieur, if you are still using a disk that moves you REALLY REALLY need an SSD, seriously it will make a massive difference!

And it 'took some time' cos your rig is a donkey xD

I have too many SSDs go dud on me, in a critical situation, and I replace them with rotating rust. It has been my experience, and they are maybe better now.

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5 minutes ago, MrPin said:

I have too many SSDs go dud on me, in a critical situation, and I replace them with rotating rust. It has been my experience, and they are maybe better now.

I've been using them for 10 years I think, I throw them around like frisbees, never had a problem :P........cos I'm a nut job I just cable tie my motherboard to my desk leg, cable tie the SSDs too and run off a laptop psu, solid as a rock, with endeavour os xD

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7 hours ago, confused said:

 

Monsieur, if you are still using a disk that moves you REALLY REALLY need an SSD, seriously it will make a massive difference!

And it 'took some time' cos your rig is a donkey xD

It's not a donkey. It's a high spec games laptop, which I purchased as a "business expense" which no doubt is amortised now.

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3 hours ago, MrPin said:

which I purchased as a "business expense" which no doubt is amortised now.

congrats I used to do that then I got bored :P

Ok so you've got a stallion with 3 legs; you've hobbled it with a rotating disk ;)

Run cinebench and post your results, I'm not convinced your laptop is 'high spec' ......Anyway it's got a 'small screen', you need at least 2 screens, at least 24" each xD

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4 hours ago, confused said:

congrats I used to do that then I got bored :P

Ok so you've got a stallion with 3 legs; you've hobbled it with a rotating disk ;)

Run cinebench and post your results, I'm not convinced your laptop is 'high spec' ......Anyway it's got a 'small screen', you need at least 2 screens, at least 24" each xD

Specifically not, as that's hard to carry around.

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