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Hey guys sorry to bother you but when I first setup the pc I'm on right now I created two partitions on my hard drive.

One was 50GB, and the other was 450GB (roughly)

Anyway, I forgot to make a third smaller one for Linux!
I was wondering if I could partition the already formatted 450GB into another 50GB partition and another around 400GB size?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Forgot to mention I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
Edited by nzgroller - 10/22/11 at 10:25pm
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You can do this in Disk Management in Windows.
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Assumedly, the 50G partition is for Windows. If you have not put any data on the 450G partition there are quite a few options available to you. However, probably the easiest for you is to go back through the Windows installer and delete the 450G partition. Then you can create the 50 and 400G partitions.
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Yeah, the thing is I have already used 100GB on the 450GB patition.
Could I shrink the 450GB partition to 400GB using Disk Management and create a 50GB partition from there?
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You can do this in Disk Management in Windows.
You can do this too, but I prefer the low-level format the installer does. If this is a new HDD then it does not matter, and agreed Disk Management would be the easiest for you.
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Nevermind, I managed to do it using the method I provided.
Thanks anyway.
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Yeah, the thing is I have already used 100GB on the 450GB patition.
Could I shrink the 450GB partition to 400GB using Disk Management and create a 50GB partition from there?
No, to do this you would need 3rd party partitioning software like Acronis. GParted will also do this, but it is a steeper learning curve.
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Nevermind, I managed to do it using the method I provided.
Thanks anyway.
You used Disk Management to shrink an existing partition with data?
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You used Disk Management to shrink an existing partition with data?
Yeah it worked.

Turns out my mobo doesn't support boot from usb, so I need to get a burnable DVD before I install Linux.
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