Partition Magic - Partition Manager Software

Extend partition with one step
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Creating partitions for other OSes

  • In this part of the Help we have described the way to partition a hard disk by the FDISK program for the DOS/Windows operating system. As it has been said above, the FDISK program creates primary and possibly (but necessarily so) extended DOS partitions and logical partitions (disks) on them, and can also leave disk space unallocated to be used by other OSes. However, the Windows operating system, while being a very widely distributed operating system for PCs, is not the only operating system!

    You can configure the hard disk of your computer to used with the Linux operating system. In this case you do not need to create neither primary nor extended DOS partitions (if you are not going to use DOS/Windows afterwards).

    For example, the installation program from the ASPLinux operating system distributive includes a disk manager that allows partitioning a disk into partitions that can be used by this OS.

    Acronis DiskEditor (or, more precisely, the disk manager that comes with it) also has all the capabilities of creating partitions on hard disks.