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Old 01-16-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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There is a utility program called Partition Logic which has
2 useable versions-- one for cd the other for floppy.

The floppy version I downloaded is an .img file. The file size is within the limits of a standard 1.44 floppy at 1.40.

If I have preformatted disks, what do I need to know besides a simple drag and drop transfer to a fresh diskette?

The original download was packed as a zip file and I unzipped it with Stuffit.

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It was probably created as a bootable image,so just
copy it to a floppy,restart,and boot to the floppy.

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Ok, I'll try that.


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http://partitionlogic.org.uk/download.html
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A bootable floppy disk .img file includes a minimal distribution, and should be written directly to a 1.44 Mb floppy disk. Windows users will need a program such as RawWrite (203K) to create the disk.
This downloads as a file
partlogic-0.6-img.zip
Which first must be unzipped and then copied to the floppy with a program like RawWrite which mounts it as a virtual floppy and then copies the disk.
http://visopsys.org/files/visopsys/rawwritewin-0.7.zip
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http://partitionlogic.org.uk/download.html

This downloads as a file
partlogic-0.6-img.zip
Which first must be unzipped and then copied to the floppy with a program like RawWrite which mounts it as a virtual floppy and then copies the disk.
http://visopsys.org/files/visopsys/rawwritewin-0.7.zip

The prog is unzipped and the .img file is the extension.

For use as a floppy, I got a 'file too big for media' error
when trying to drag and drop.

How weird is _that_?


Also, this prog. which I gotr running on cd looks like a Linux prog. It refused to load under Win 98 but I at least got the splash screen (with an error message displayed) on my box with a lInux drive attached.
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You do not drag the file partlogic-0.6-img to your floppy.
You run the program RawWriteWin to mount this to the floppy. IT is an image of what should be on the floppy
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/rawwrite.htm
you want the binary or executable, not the source code.

You are correct, the operating system which runs when you boot to the floppy or bootable cd is linux , the open source operating system. If they used windows or DOS they would have to pay licensing fees to microsoft and charge you for the program.
In reality many bootable cds etc use a linux based os .

You do not run this floppy, you put it in , shut down and restart. If your computer is set to boot to floppy before hard drive in the bios, it will boot to this and allow you to repartition your hard drive.

Instructions here
http://www.fdos.org/ripcord/rawrite/readme.txt

But it is pretty simple
Rawwritewin.exe direct download
Note that it will say floppy A as target (Floppy drive listed at the top of the program_)
You select the write tab
It will below have a place to put the path to the .img file you are using (use the box to right with three dots to browse if you do not know the path). You just click on write and it does the rest.
Now that floppy is a bootable floppy which will run a linux based operating system and partition logic. You just restart the computer and you can use it.


Make sure you choose the partition logic for floppy. If you choose the cd version it will be bigger and more complex with a nicer interface. You run your cd burning program and choose burn from an image and select the .img file as source. Note you do not burn a data cd, you are choosing to burn disk from image.
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Thank you for the followup.

I was able to do the floppy write with no errors.

The program rawrite is easy to use and I'll keep it on my
system for reference.

Personally I have not messed with partitioning and if using Linux, just jack in a different drive. Linux has not been a picnic for me though.


However, this will help one of my associates.
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Wouldnt the Ultimate Boot CD be a better choice = more tools ????????
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Partition Logic is a free hard disk partitioning and data management tool. It can create, delete, format, and move partitions and modify their attributes. It can copy entire hard disks from one to another.

Partition Logic is free software, available under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Well, while it still does not support non destructive repartitioning as far as I know;
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Partition logic does not currently support the following:
Filesystem resizing.

If you want to do this from a floppy, well this will do it.
Yes, I agree, ultimate bootcd has many more tools to choose from .


I haven't tried doing such things (I prefer Partition Magic myself)
I would think that you could copy things to another drive or partition, merge two and then copy back.

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