Disk partitioning

Posted on 2003-02-19
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Hi all,
I need steps to partioning a new disk.
I bought a new disk capacity 80 GB.
I want to format it and partioned into 6 (C,D,E,F,G,H)- (7,10,15,15,15,18).
I have a boot disk.
So could you pls list out the steps do this.

Thanks and regards,
Question by:r_kar
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Expert Comment

ID: 7982826
First, you need to go to Microsoft and get the new FDISK. I'm assuming you're on Win98, and the original FDISK won't handle drives over a 64GB capacity. Try this link to get it:


After you get it, FDISK still will NOT copy to an emergency boot disk, so you'll have to make the EBD and then copy fdisk over.

Next, check this webpage for details on partitioning and formatting drives:


If you can't get it from there, then find the nearest geek and bribe him with a pizza. :D

Expert Comment

ID: 7983001
I'm kinda wondering why you decided on this particular
Start  fdisk (from a floppy)
Create primary dos partition (this will be you c drive)
and set the size 7G.
Create the extended partition using the rest of the drive, and make the first logical drive 10G
Continue creating new logical drives with your desired sizes.

Restart from the floppy and format the primary partition
and all logical drives.

Author Comment

ID: 7994081
Hi all,
I was doing these type of partioning methods... Sometimes i am not able to use full disk space...
That's why i posted a question on this site.

Could you pls explain extended partioning in details.


Accepted Solution

sureshp earned 400 total points
ID: 8289906

This link will solve your problem and close the question as the earliest.

see step by step part


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