Anders Troback skrev:
On Wed, 6 May 2009 14:08:27 +0200
Matthias Apitz <> wrote:

El día Wednesday, May 06, 2009 a las 01:26:50PM +0300, Manolis
Kiagias escribió:

Sure, You can even reduce Vista's partition from Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management.
Right click on the partition and select to shrink. The amount that
it will allow you to shrink will vary (probably depends on the
fragmentation) but I guess you will be able to get 50G on a 200G
I did so and was only allowed to shrink the partition to some 125
GByte. I even moved before the swap to some other partition, reserved
for of DELL recovery.
I re-booted and hoped that it let me now shrink the 125 even more,
but no luck. So, at the moment I only have around 100 GByte for
FreeBSD free, which is a lot, compared with other servers I have
Then install FreeBSD as usual, but do not allow it to install any boot manager
(it will mess with Vista's BCD system). After installing, use
EasyBCD (free download) within Vista to add FreeBSD to the boot
Thanks for the hint.


Before you shrink you need to defrag you partition and normally you
can't do it with the defrag tool that are built into Vista, you need
something like PerfectDisk. You can get a trial version of PerfecDisk
and you only need it once so that's not an issue:-) You have to do a
system-files-defrag-on-next-boot (don't remember the exact options


I've done this a few times and the best procedure is to use the Parted magic CD and resize the partition. The Vista shrink tool is not something I would recommend. You don't have to think of defragging when you use Parted Magic.

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