View Full Version : Hard Drive Partitioning

07-16-06, 08:59 PM
First off, you guys will probably laugh at my stupidity/ no common sense, but I have a question here. When I built my first computer back in may, I didn't know all that much. I had read a few books and gone on nvnews a ton to see what I could find out. I built it and I did it fine. It was a very basic gaming rig. (My specs are below.) I have been readng a few books on computers (I read on average 2-3 books a week, not on computers but anything..haha I just like to read.) lately and I have been reading a bit on partitioning hard drives. When I first set my computer up, I didn't partition it with multiple paritions, I just made one big partition. Go ahead laugh your ass off... I was wondering how bad that could possibly be, if bad at all? Thanks guys, and try to help out a ****ing moron here.

07-16-06, 09:19 PM
There's nothing wrong with that at all. :)

All of my drives just have the one partition on them.

07-16-06, 09:35 PM
I just have the one partition, but multiple drives. Never had any problems at all. Haven't re-installed XP in almost a year either.

07-16-06, 09:46 PM
theres nothing wrong with it. it will be fine and symantic sells a program that will make or delet partitons. I have 3, 1 for win xp, 1 for a second OS that I never installed 1 for every thing else. the win xp partiton has only os pending stuff on it the 3rd partiton has everything else I have on it (i.e. games music...) but dont worry you will be fine. and the name of the partition is norton partiton magic.

07-16-06, 10:24 PM
Thanks for your help guys.

07-17-06, 08:27 AM
Nothing wrong with having everything in 1HDD. The only big advantage is when your formating/reinstalling you can dump the important drivers/files into the second partition...or you cauld get another HDD.

For me i got 1 320GB with 40GB for OS and the other partition for just games. And a second HDD for all the downloaded stuff.

07-17-06, 02:21 PM
Yeah, the only advantage of having multiple partitions on a single hard drive is if you only have the one drive and need to format. Then you can put everything you want to save (files, save games, etc.) on the second partition and reinstall windows on the other. I have 2 separate hard drives, one I keep all my documents on, and one for windows and applications.

07-18-06, 11:52 PM
I'm looking for a good partitino manager/creator/eraser for free. I know there are some out there, I just can't seem to find any.

07-19-06, 02:23 AM
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 265024 226560 38464 86% /
/dev/hda5 530088 374240 155848 71% /usr
/dev/hda6 530088 98744 431344 19% /tmp
/dev/hda7 530088 110236 419852 21% /home
/dev/hda8 530088 214484 315604 41% /var
/dev/hda9 530088 52208 477880 10% /var/log
/dev/hda11 3518032 2389500 1128532 68% /var/spool
/dev/hda12 3116444 134352 2982092 5% /var/www
/dev/hdc1 118121680 60101308 56820320 52% /wrk

Partitions? What partitions?-)

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 8056564 4833024 3223540 60% /win
/dev/hda2 6273148 3825124 2448024 61% /
/dev/hda5 4120508 2999516 1120992 73% /home
/dev/hda6 261112472 133233236 127879236 52% /wrk
/dev/hda7 32001448 17724808 14276640 56% /doze
/dev/hdb1 152839204 95985068 55301376 64% /data

/dev/hda10 and /dev/hda3 would be swap, respectively.