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Try to give yourself more than 30 GB; if I remember right, Vista Ultimate takes up about 18 GB installed.
     
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I will only be using it until I am fully ready to delete my XP partition. I will be installing/accessing programs back on that one though. Hopefully I don't have too many issues with accessing XP installs from Vista.
Gparted is taking forever...

I installed Nvidia video drivers again (man that was easy!) but I'm waiting on the partition so I can restart.
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Yeah, Vista can access XP sans any incident; XP accessing Vista is more temperamental. Once you are done with GParted, boot to XP. (You WILL need to run a checkdisc; do not skip this, or you might hose the partition.) Then you can install Vista; it should auto detect the XP and place it in the bootstrapper.
     
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sweet
Is there any way to do a Chkdsk without the XP CD?
edit: Its taking forever... I wonder if it has anything to do with it being a live OS on a CD?
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Yes, checkdisc will run automatically as soon as you try to boot to windows. If you cancel it, you will lose access to the partition and will need to do some work in the recovery console and others to get it back. (I have done it before; not fun.)
     
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And if its not fun for you, its probably scrape-my-eyes-out-with-a-rusty-spoon bad for me .
I'll be sure not to cancel it .
I finally have a "time remaining" estimate on the partition resizing, and its at 40 minutes right now. Then it has to make and format the new partition.
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Linux makes and formats partitions in a fraction of the time it takes for Windows to do it. Whenever I install a new drive, I let a Linux LiveCD partition and format, then I run it in Windows. (Joe: I would recommend you do this if you have a LiveCD handy. Partition and format the 500 GB drive in Linux, when you boot to Windows, it should recognize right away.)
     
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Linux makes and formats partitions in a fraction of the time it takes for Windows to do it.
Blitz, are you sure? You can do a "quick format" in disk management. Takes literally a few seconds not to mention making the partitions active happens in few seconds as well.
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The only time I ever do a quick format is if I want to blank a drive for an OS reinstall. If I am building the partition for the first time, or changing the file system, I do a full format.
     
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The only time I ever do a quick format is if I want to blank a drive for an OS reinstall. If I am building the partition for the first time, or changing the file system, I do a full format.
Blitz, ahh ok you didn't say that

How much faster does the Linux LiveCD format 500GB as oppose to Windows?
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