How to Re-Partition Boot files Partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by PaxeSalute, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. PaxeSalute

    PaxeSalute Guest

    Hello everyone,

    Is somebody can confirm me that I will not put my self in trouble with
    the following.

    Maybe for better understanding of my case please see NotePad attached
    file.

    Ok my first thinking was to have on DIC0 first partition (C: ) the
    Paging File of Vista x64 for that I partition 25GB since I have 8GB RAM.
    and second partition was for Paging Files of third OS if one day I
    decide to install a Linux one.

    But my lack of Computer knowledge, resulted that BOOT files of Both
    actual OS installed themself on this First DISC0 partition and I do not
    want to mess with them putting some more files there but I do not want
    also to have 25GB partition only for Dual BOOT Files, beside this, 12GB
    in second Partition for Vista x64 Paging file can be short.
    So comes my thinking, how can I re-partition these 2 partitions to
    leave just the enough space for the BOOT Files on Partition One of
    DISC0, I was thinking 500MB _-(is_that_enough?)-_ and relocate some of
    the 24.5GB on partition 2. and make a Extended Partition with the rest.

    Sorry for the long reading but finally comes my doubt:
    Can I copy my Dual BOOT Files to USB Stick memory, than starts any OS
    setting in BIOS priority to USB Device,
    _-will_my_BOOT_FILE_(USB)_work_?-_ _-and_allow_Vista_to_Load?-_
    Once there I suppose:
    1) I can move these partition arround,
    2) Copy/Paste from USB to first small 500mb Partition all BOOT Files
    again,
    3) Shut down, set bios with DICS0 priority boot again and everything
    will work as a charme?

    Any recommendation will be very welcome.
    Thnk you in advance.


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    PaxeSalute, Apr 14, 2008
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  2. Hello,
    A couple of comments.
    1) the drive should be at least 1.5 gig. you need at least one gig volume
    to do backup so the 1.5 inlcudes some buffer.
    Plus you need around 350-400 meg free if you ever want to upgrade or start
    Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 setup from within Windows. You will
    be blocked from running setup unless there is that much free space.
    2) In addition to the boot files, you need to reset the boot sector, to be
    able to boot. ( Repair process should work here is all the files are in
    place and you have set the partition as the active boot partition)
    3) you need to be sure to set the partition with the boot files as the
    active primary partition.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    Hello everyone,

    Is somebody can confirm me that I will not put my self in trouble with
    the following.

    Maybe for better understanding of my case please see NotePad attached
    file.

    Ok my first thinking was to have on DIC0 first partition (C: ) the
    Paging File of Vista x64 for that I partition 25GB since I have 8GB RAM.
    and second partition was for Paging Files of third OS if one day I
    decide to install a Linux one.

    But my lack of Computer knowledge, resulted that BOOT files of Both
    actual OS installed themself on this First DISC0 partition and I do not
    want to mess with them putting some more files there but I do not want
    also to have 25GB partition only for Dual BOOT Files, beside this, 12GB
    in second Partition for Vista x64 Paging file can be short.
    So comes my thinking, how can I re-partition these 2 partitions to
    leave just the enough space for the BOOT Files on Partition One of
    DISC0, I was thinking 500MB _-(is_that_enough?)-_ and relocate some of
    the 24.5GB on partition 2. and make a Extended Partition with the rest.

    Sorry for the long reading but finally comes my doubt:
    Can I copy my Dual BOOT Files to USB Stick memory, than starts any OS
    setting in BIOS priority to USB Device,
    _-will_my_BOOT_FILE_(USB)_work_?-_ _-and_allow_Vista_to_Load?-_
    Once there I suppose:
    1) I can move these partition arround,
    2) Copy/Paste from USB to first small 500mb Partition all BOOT Files
    again,
    3) Shut down, set bios with DICS0 priority boot again and everything
    will work as a charme?

    Any recommendation will be very welcome.
    Thnk you in advance.


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    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Apr 16, 2008
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  3. PaxeSalute

    PaxeSalute Guest

     
    PaxeSalute, Apr 16, 2008
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  4. Hello,
    The isn't a requirement that the boot files be on the first partition.
    They are required to be on the active primary partition of the drive
    selected by hardware to be booted from.

    The process that you are talking about doing is somewhat complex, you need
    to make sure you have a complete backup and are prepared to rebuild the
    system which may be easier than reconfiguring the drives.

    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Apr 17, 2008
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