PROnetworks say Vista Beta partitions should NOT be done thru DD

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by ClickCardo, Jul 3, 2006.

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  1. ClickCardo

    ClickCardo Registered Member

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    PROnetworks Vista forum gives a very detailed installation guide for Vista Beta 2 at

    http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/about77377.html

    It states VERY STRONGLY that creating a second partition on your current XP disk Vista Beta 2 using 3rd-party partitioning software like DD for Vista Beta 2 can serious unspecified errors. They recommend creating the partition with XP Disk Management tool. "Yeah, like I really want to do it that way so I bought Disk Director for kicks.".

    Anybody have any experience with Vista Beta 2 installs to second partition created by DD with XP already on first they can share?
     
  2. bamajim

    bamajim Registered Member

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    ClickCardo

    You cannot use DD, Vista won't recognize the unpartitioned space. I had to go through the teadious process of creating a logical Drive. :(

    Ironic though, because once you load Vista, creating disk partitions is a snap, and existing partitions can be resized with 2 mouse clicks.
     
  3. ClickCardo

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    BamaJim

    Did you try creating the partition with DD and formatting it with XP instead of leaving it unallocated for Vista to format during install?
     
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    ClickCardo

    I did, and upon trying to load Vista, it still tried to over write XP. It needs to be a "logical drive", which I was unable to do with DD (unless I missed something).
     
  5. ClickCardo

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    bamajim

    Thanks for the info but I'm still confused.

    I went into XP's own disk management tools and it said the partitioned drive I created with DD was in an "extended partition" and was a "logical drive".

    Does XP's definition differ from what you(Vista?) understand it to be?
     
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