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 ===== Creating a gparted boot USB stick ===== ===== Creating a gparted boot USB stick =====
  
-===== Choosing the partitions =====+===== Choosing the partitions ​for a Windows 7 system ​===== 
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 +Do not forget the following when choosing the new partitions 
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 +  * It's probably better to keep the Dell/HP hidden partitions even if you don't know what they are for (you may be able to reduce their size) 
 +  * If you have an accelerated disk, leave some empty space (4-8 Mb) at the end of the disk, otherwise you will not be able to re-activate the disk acceleration... 
 +  * Keep 85-100 Go for the Windows 7 system C: partition 
 +  * Use at least 1 extra partition besides C: and keep all the important information on this partition (not C:) 
 +  * You can have a maximum of 4 primary partitions 
 +  * The access to the partitions at the beginning of the disk is faster (unless you have a SSD disk) 
 +  * Do you need to have some encrypted partitions?​ 
 +  * Are you going to backup full partitions with Clonezilla?​ 
 +  * ...
  
 ===== Creating the partitions ===== ===== Creating the partitions =====
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     - //Continue to start X// and wait for the GParted graphical interface to appear     - //Continue to start X// and wait for the GParted graphical interface to appear
     - Select the disk that you want to partition in the pull-down menu     - Select the disk that you want to partition in the pull-down menu
-      - WARNING! Do not do anything if there is nothing displayed in the //Used// and //Unused// columns. It's possible that you have a cache accelerated disk. **You have to [[other:​msata|disable the acceleration]]** before you do anything else +      - **WARNING!** Do not do anything if there is nothing displayed in the //Used// and //Unused// columns. It's possible that you have a cache accelerated disk. **You have to [[other:​msata|disable the acceleration]]** before you do anything else 
-    - Look  +    - Check the existing partitions, and decide what the new partitions should be 
-      - WARNINGleave space at the end of the disk+    **WARNING! WARNING!** If you have an accelerated disk, leave some empty space (4-8 Mb) at the end of the disk, otherwise you will not be able to re-activate the disk acceleration... 
 +    - Create the list of partitioning operations 
 +    - Apply the list 
 +    - Shutdown the machine, remove the USB stick and boot the machine again 
 +    - Check in Windows that everything seem correct 
 +      - Do not worry if Windows starts an automatic disk check during the first boot! 
 +    - Enable the acceleration again
  
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other/gparted.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/03 15:56 by jypeter