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I have a SCSI disk of 40 Gb. In this HD there is one partition of 10 Gb. I want to create a partition of 30 Gb. How is possible to do this with API and VB6?
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by:saienlyh
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by:sunnycoder
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LOL @ saienlyh
macchitella ::
any special reasons why you wish to use VB for disk partitioning ?
I would suggest using something more "conventional" such as fdisk or partition magic to partition drives
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by:macchitella
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I must create a partition with a script during windows 2000 installation. I have thinking to do a tool with VB.
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by:sunnycoder
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>during windows 2000 installation
Do you think APIs and VB will be available before the system is installed? You will have to depend on a tool... Moreover, IMHO, it is not a good idea to automate partitioning in such a way ... the user may have something else in mind ... how do you know that user would be having a 40 Gb disk each time and would like to have a 10-30 partitioning ?
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by:macchitella
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The situation is this:
1) Installation of SO Windows 2000 Server;
2) After installation run the script that create a new partition D: and format the new partition.
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by:mingz
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You can do it with windows scripting..
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by:sunnycoder
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If you are sure that this is what you want indeed, then why insist on VB ? use some other tool .. I dont believe there is an API like
format(whole_hard_disk);
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