Gparted Compatible With Acer 4330

Yesterday, I downloaded the so-called "Gparted" software. It is a totally free software used in Ubuntu (I think in all Linux OS), that makes it easier to create a partition without necessarily erasing everything in your hard drive. But for safety purposes, please back up all your files first before partitioning your drive.

Here's a simple procedure:

First, download the Gparted from Source Forge. It is about 95 MB which means that it may take a while in downloading it.

Next is to burn the CD image that you just have downloaded in a CD. Do not burn it merely as a data file, burn the CD image so that you'll get the files rightly embeded in your CD.

Then reboot in that CD. To do this, you need to go back to your CMOS (just before booting, press F2. For other laptops, you can enter your CMOS by pressing Delete. Please do note thatt different laptops may have different keys in entering CMOS) and set your priority booting to your CD/DVD drive. Save and exit then restart your system. This time, it should reboot on your Gparted CD.

Once it booted, be sure to choose choice 2 for you to be able to eject the CD after booting. Then it will continue to load the rest of the files. After booting in your CD, everything should be self-explanatory. It is much simpler than partitioning windows.

Please note that once you hit the "Apply" you are ready to partition your hard drive and it may take a while to finish it.

After doing so, eject the CD, reboot again and go back to your CMOS, then reset your priority boot to your hard drive. If you have done it correctly, you should see another partition of your hard drive when you click "Places" in your Menu Tab.

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Jared on January 8, 2009 at 12:31 AM said...

Doesnt ubuntu use gparted?

Vince on January 8, 2009 at 2:40 AM said...

It does. That's what I am explaining. I used it in my ubuntu.:)

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