There is an excellent program available for this called "partition magic." It is pretty much the only way to re-size partitions without having to format & thus losing the data. Its not free, but it is pretty cheap for as good as it is.
The link below will take you to a list of freeware & shareware programs which also may be able to help. But remember, when working with partitions tread carefully, one wrong click and its all gone.
Incorrect: While partition magic will do what you want it is by no means the best nor is it the only option. The best and free option is to download almost any of the Linux live CD's and use their program called g partition. Don't be afraid of this because it is "Linux". It is just as easy to use as windows, I swear. There is even a special Linux that only has g-parted on it, it is extremely small and can run from a usb drive or live CD. G-parted is better because the hard drive in question does not even have to be bootable in order to use it, plus it is free. Also it can format into both NTFS and Fat plus the Linux formats so you can use it to make drives for Mac or Windows. It is awesome check it out.
The area on the hard drive that contains a map to all the partition on the drive is called the partition table. That is what partition utilities edit when you add, delete, convert, or resize a partition.
The system partition(a partition where the operating system is installed) is the active partition of the Hard Drive
By default C: is the active partition of the hard disk drive
To resize and move the partition you would need to know a lot about programming.
Unless you already have a free partition on your hard drive or an additional hard drive, you cannot install Red Hat Enterprise Linux without "disturbing" Windows; you will need to resize the Windows partition to make room.
maximum number of partition that can be created on a hard drive?
Most of the time the boot partition and the system partition are the same partition on the drive C.
Is this a new question? Personally I'd like to partition my hard drive to two partition, one for system and apps, another for data storage: here is an article about how to partition hard drive with Aomei Partition Assistant, may be could help: http://www.extend-partition.com/resource/how-to-partition-a-hard-drive.html
You just partition the Hard drive not the RAM.
Drive C ---- (The boot partition)
To remove a partition on a slave hard drive you can go into the BIOS. You should look up a guide if you plan to do this.
The Command-line interface (CMD) can be used to partition a new hard drive.
I assume you have Linux and another operating system on your hard drive. If so you have to re-partition your hard drive and leave only the operating system you want on it. There are some good programs out there to do just that such as Partition Majic from Norton.
in Linux this is the second logical drive inthe extended partition on the primary slave hard drive
There is nothing much that happens when you partition a hard drive. You only create different segments with the main partition hosting the operating system and other relevant software.
Not if the hard drive is a single partition. If your hard drive is shown as a single drive letter, usually C, then it's a single partition drive. If the hard drive is wiped, or formatted, the operating system will be erased as well.
Your question isn't exactly clear. If you want to install Ubuntu natively onto a partition, you must format the partition or make a new one. It is quite possible to resize the XP partition and make a new one without losing data on the XP partition. Ubuntu already includes the tools to do this.
the Fdisk command is used to partition a hard drive and display partition information
The partition table on a hard drive is installed in a reserved area at the beginning of the drive. It tells the operating system where everything is located for quicker access.
The ability to partition hard drives can provide a range of benefits. But removing a hard drive partition can be difficult if you don't know what you are doing. With a few simple steps, this article will show you how easy it is to remove a hard drive partition without losing information or potentially damaging your drive or OS installation.
It's basically a way of dividing the hard-drive into sections. Think of it like a large filing cabinet. The cabinet itself is the equivalent of the hard-drive, while each of the drawers in the cabinet is the equivalent of a partition on the drive.
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