Formatting and partitioning the disk without Windows?
Suitable for this is the free tool, or the small Linux operating system, which can start from USB or CD (Linux emergency CD).
It has not only a partitioner, but also other hard disk tools such as Partition Image, CloneZilla, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue etc, and includes file manager and web browser.
"Parted Magic" supports file systems: ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs +, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs.
Content / Solutions / Tips:
1.) For Free with Parted Magic, which works as a Linux partitioning tool
Simply burn the ISO file and boot the PC from the CD in " Default Mode".
If "Parted Magic" has been loaded, start it in the "Partition Editor" and then format, copy, move or reduce the corresponding partition. (... see Image-1) and (... see Image-2)
You can also test the whole thing in advance and gain experience, as this also works in Microsoft (s) Virtual PC
... The download page of Parted Magic
or ... The download page 2 of Parted Magic
But, be careful! These actions already require the knowledge of an advanced user.
| (Image-1) Format and partition the HDD or SSD without Windows!
| (Image-2) Without Windows Format your HDD or SSD!
2.) What should I note if I want to change the hard disk partitioning!
For God's sake, always back up the data, because the trouble is great, if it happens, you mourn the data for years afterwards. And do not play around on disks where data is stored.
Even a very experienced user like me did it, I do not believe it myself after 20 years.
How can something happen to me? NA YES, I'll describe it here, even if it does not quite fit into the FAQ, but then it will make you understand that it can happen.
So 20-21 years ago, I had two 20 GB hard drives, then IDE, and I always had the complete data mirroring on the second, at that time with a DOS PARTITIONER (DOS4GW). When PC exchange both hard drives are gone and the second served only as a nostalgia backup. When I decided one day to format the hard drive only once, I put it on the IDE connector. The layout of the disks was still the same, unfortunately, the old backup disk has logged in as a master and I thought, so the original is the backup. And formatted the original, partitioning under DOS I could not recognize that.
The trouble was great, but I was still lucky, because the hard drive was still formatted FAT and with the old UNFORMAT command, who still knows him, I could win at least 85% of the data, but as I said the 15% I still grieve after.
So be careful when formatting and partitioning!
FAQ 5: Updated on: September 9th 2018 09:19
| Formatting or Quick Formatting?
However, formatting does not completely erase the data, it can be restored with a variety of software, whether it was a quick format, or normal formatting.
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