Hasta La Vista, Vista

Since I sold my XT at the end of last year, I was forced to get some bigger memory cards. My brother joked that his phone had more memory than my camera. Sad, I know.

And I started shooting in RAW this year, so hard drive space has become an issue. I’ve moved most of my old images off to an external hard drive, leaving only the most current files from this and last year on my computer. The good news is, I finally got rid of Windows Vista from a triple boot and reclaimed the space for my images.

The process was fairly easy.

  • Download and install EasyBCD to restore the XP bootloader
  • Use a partition editor (I used gparted in Ubuntu) to re-size the partitions
  • Check the flags column to make sure something other than Vista was set to boot
  • Unmounted and delete the Vista partition
  • Re-size the share drive and reclaim the unallocated disk space
  • Hit “apply” and wait…for what might seem like an eternity

Everything’s fine now with my dual boot setup: XP and Ubuntu. Except I might need another external drive at the rate I’m shooting.

One Comment

Brad January 29, 2010 Reply

Ha! Sadly, we're going to be buying larger and larger drives till we die. The drive manufacturers gotta be loving it…

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