> On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 09:44:50 -0800, Malke wrote:
>> ray wrote:
>>> On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 06:36:03 -0800, Sphynx wrote:
>>>> I need a partition manager that is more advanced than the one bundled with
>>>> Vista (which is inadequate). Does anyojne know of one?
>>>> I believe PM8 only works on XP and Acronis doesn't officially state that
>>>> theirs supports Vista (and judging by the issues raised on their forums -
>>>> definitely doesn't).
>>> I would suggest the GParted Live CD.
>> Unless you've actually tried GParted and know that Linux tools work with
>> Vista - and you might, I'm not dissing your skills but just mentioning
>> this - I would stay away from GParted for now and just stick with
>> something that is known to work with Vista. There is always a problem
>> with working with proprietary systems and Vista does some proprietary
>> partition structure things apparently. If the GParted maintainers
>> specifically say that it works with Vista and/or you've tried it, then
>> I've always like GParted on my Linux boxen.
> I could be wrong, but it was my understanding that vista uses NTFS.
> GParted does NTFS.
My understanding is that the "flavor" of NTFS used by Vista is slightly
different than the one used by XP. Also, one of the partition experts on
a mailing list I belong to was noting that Vista puts some extra
information on partitions. I wasn't paying a huge amount of attention to
that topic so I don't remember all the details and I'm *not* a
partitioning expert. Please don't misunderstand me - this is not a
"don't use GParted" post. All I'm saying is "be cautious". I would say
the same thing about any partitioner if it wasn't known to work 100%
with Vista. You might want to experiment with using GParted and report
back to us. Or not. ;-)
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