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Postby heiowge » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:52 am

Not entirely sure which category to put this in...

I have 50GB of my 500GB hd given to win7, the rest is running ubuntu 10.10. I have a second 300GB drive.

My 50GB partition has about 15GB left. My Ubuntu 450GB bit has about 290GB left. My 300GB drive has about 190GB left.

I have recently got into gaming on the PC and forked out for a few games - Bioshock 1&2, Batman Arkham Asylum etc... but I'm running out of hd space.

Can I install to my 300GB drive (properties in Ubuntu lists filesystem as MSDOS) or do I need to shift around my partitions?

If the latter, can I do it without damaging my existing setup? If I were to do that, I'd be looking at allocating another 50GB to win7.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:26 am

I would have thought you would be able to stick in the 300gb and it would come up in windows as F: or something then when you install a game it should ask where you want to install to and then just choose the different drive :D
For certain you have to be lost to find the places that can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was
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Postby Brian Hunter » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:41 pm

Yeah, of the second drive is of a partition type that windows understands then it should show up as an additional drive. You can install what you like to that.

Not sure if you would get a performance hit though. If you are using a digital distibution service like Steam you may have to install it again to the 500gb drive.
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Postby Dutch_Master » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:15 pm

Frankly, with a partition of that size you shouldn't be installing stuff elsewhere, but weeding out the chuff on that disk! Purge unused programs (I said programs, not OS-es, so keep Win-7. For now... :P ;)) clear out caches, system-restore points you won't need, and all other crap that accumulates in a few hours of Win-OS use...
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Postby heiowge » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:40 pm

That 50GB partition is basically just win7 and Bioshock2 (which I'd rather not delete as I'm enjoying it too much). :lol:

The next one to install is Bioshock 1 (which I got later). It is a Steam game.
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Postby Brian Hunter » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:47 pm

I would be tempted to give your windows partition a bigger share of the drive. I would then move documents to the 300Gb drive, perhaps even my /home drive from the Ubuntu install.

Or do a clear out as mentioned.
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Postby Ram » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:17 pm

Provided the 300gb drive is not slower i.e. 5000 rpm against 7200 rpm they shouldn't be much if any performance hit.

A lot of dedicated gamers these days use 2 drives OS on one and Games on the other.

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