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Old 06-12-2005, 07:46 AM  
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I'm formatting my hard drive right now. Opinions needed.

I'm posting from a laptop. I've got an 80 GB hard drive and I'm not sure how to partition it.

I was thinking

C: - 10 GB - for OS
D: - 30 GB - for mp3s and whatnot
E: - 40 GB - for games and program files

How does that sound?
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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combine your os/games/program files into 1 50gb partition and leave the rest for storage. 10gb is too small for a main os partition and it can be a pain in the ass to install games and apps to other directories than the default C:

that's my .02 anyway.

edit: or just split it into 2 40's
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:17 AM   #3
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I tend to format an 80G as 80G. JMO. It's not like this is a server where you don't want your log files growing too large, taking up all the tmp space and crashing the box.
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:18 AM   #4
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Jesus.

I hit the powerstrip accidentally at the partition screen (I was plugging in something) and the computer restarted. Now the installation wants me to insert a disk from a previous OS, which of course I don't have.

So now I have to go PIRATE Windows 98. Joy.
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:20 AM   #5
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why install 98? a p2 233 with 256mb of ram will run xp just fine...
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:22 AM   #6
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I don't have to install 98. It just wants to verify that I have a previous OS.

Thank god i just found a stoneage copy of Windows 95 to pass Microsuck's little gay test.
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:29 AM   #7
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I don't have to install 98. It just wants to verify that I have a previous OS.

Thank god i just found a stoneage copy of Windows 95 to pass Microsuck's little gay test.
Yeah, I had to do that just the other day when I was installing Linux.


Oh, wait, no I didn't.
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:30 AM   #8
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Yeah, I had to do that just the other day when I was installing Linux.


Oh, wait, no I didn't.
Yeah, let me go play Madden on Linux. Oh wait, nevermind.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:26 AM   #9
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I tend to format an 80G as 80G. JMO. It's not like this is a server where you don't want your log files growing too large, taking up all the tmp space and crashing the box.
Having your data on separate partition is an absolute must for Windows. If something should happen and you need to reformat, there's nothing to backup or lose.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:55 AM   #10
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Having your data on separate partition is an absolute must for Windows. If something should happen and you need to reformat, there's nothing to backup or lose.
yep

10 gigs IS a little small for a OS partition IMO ... i usually go 15-20


then divide up the rest like originally stated.

i also have a partition just for the swap file so that it never gets fragmented.

mine goes something like this:

OS - 15
swap - 1
Programs - 30 (of non OS variety)
images - 10
games - 60
music - 60
video - 60

2nd HD - all download/backup stuff
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Old 06-12-2005, 04:34 PM   #11
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Yeah, let me go play Madden on Linux. Oh wait, nevermind.

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Old 06-13-2005, 03:51 PM   #12
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Having your data on separate partition is an absolute must for Windows. If something should happen and you need to reformat, there's nothing to backup or lose.
If your drive craps out how does this help you? If you are worried about losing data it should be backed up to a media that is external to the computer.
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:22 PM   #13
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If your drive craps out how does this help you? If you are worried about losing data it should be backed up to a media that is external to the computer.

it helps if you format all the time.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:38 PM   #14
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Partitioning a HD as an attempt to save form losing data is just plain STUPID. Almost as ****ing STUPID as formating a HD when you have a problem with it.

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Old 06-14-2005, 10:48 AM   #15
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Partitioning a HD as an attempt to save form losing data is just plain STUPID. Almost as ****ing STUPID as formating a HD when you have a problem with it.
Haha, words of wisdom indeed.
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