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EvilCensor 29 June 2010 15:42

Partition Resize - Without Data Loss?
My A2000 (Kickstart 1.3) has one internal hard drive on a A2091 card which is not partitioned. Approximately 14% of the hard drive is being used at the moment and I'd like to partition the drive.

I tried the software that came with the A2091 (I think) and it advised me that doing the partition would result is losing data on DH0: - anyone know of a util that will partition without this? or some util that will let me backup data to a SCSI CDROM drive on the Amiga?

alexh 29 June 2010 15:53

I suspect that there is no live partition resizing software for AmigaOS 1.x (and probably not even for 3.x)

Creating an additional partition using the unused space on the drive without data loss in the other partition should be possible with HDToolbox?

EvilCensor 29 June 2010 15:56

Thanks, sadly that is not an option as there is no space for a partition. Guess I will need to look for a way of using the internal CD writer to backup the basics or just go with backing up on floppy.

alexh 29 June 2010 16:04

Buy another hard drive? SCSI supports upto 7 devices on a single card. Surely you could get something for under £10 delivered off eBay.

EvilCensor 29 June 2010 16:09

Yes but where possible I like to make do with what I have, also locating another drive in the case isn't practical in my situation.

cosmicfrog 29 June 2010 16:18

but it only be a tempory solution while you sort your partions out

alexh 29 June 2010 16:24

The alternative is a PCI SCSI card for the PC. You'd be able to transfer the files to the PC hard drive using WinUAE or ADFView and conversely you'd be able to transfer lots of files from your PC too all at extra high speed.


EvilCensor 29 June 2010 16:24

I have SCSI drive in another A2000 so it's an option if need be, currently unable to locate a CD burning solution for Kick 1.3 - will work something out, thanks all.

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