[CentOS] confidence in partitioning tool (6.2)
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Tue Jan 31 15:14:25 UTC 2012
From: Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at gmail.com>
> On Tuesday 31 January 2012 05:34:21 Larry Martell wrote:
>> I can't even defrag the disk without admin rights :-(
>> I'm going to make one more push to get admin, and if not, just go
>> ahead and install CentOS and see what happens.
> Beware that resizing a Windows partition which has not been defrag'ed
> is a Bad Idea, and works only if you are lucky enough that Windows
> didn't use the end-portion of the partition. Maybe it will work on a freshly
> installed and not-ever-seriously-used Windows, but it's a gamble.
I do not think that Windows basic defragging tool still moves all files bits to the
begining of the partition... It believe it just puts the bits of the same file in a
sequential order (maybe also put directories entries at the beginning?) and
that's it. Other defrag utilities might do it though.
I would check with a "disk mapper" that displays files location on a disk
graphically (I think there is maybe one in the sysinternal tools)...
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