Gone are the days when I had to install Win98 and then Partition Magic and then partitioning which took ages and then install Redhat or Mandriva or Debian with dual booting and in spite of Linux installed Nero was my writing tool.
Suffice is to say Nero had done enough damage to my CD/DVD ROMs and Graphic Cards.
Then there was no K3B.
Beauty of K3B is it diagnoses the defective CD / DVD and reject them after examination without damaging the RAM or the CD/DVD ROMs.
Next stage is Live CDs starting with PCLinux-2007.
The transmigration and single booting with multiple Linux distributions in my computer network and liberation from proprietary components has given me opportunity to investigate partition tools in Linux.
But then again I have to have SuSe installed to get full use of the partition tool.
Now SuSe Studio has spawned a KDE Partition Magic it is rightful I should mention about the others for newbies.
1. R.I.P (Recovery Is Possible) is one of my favorite Live CD which I use for partitioning.
2. Damn Small Linux and gparted is the first of my choices those days.
3. Gparted live CD.
4. Partition Magic CD in zip format only a Linux distribution can decipher is the latest of my utilities.
5. PC Linux, Mandriva were my old friends but PCLinux has dropped dos partitions (which I keep for spare storage) which is a bit of pain.
For example SuSe gives limited space for Thrash and it cannot delete a large (for example an image of 4GB) file.
To have fun and have many distributions you need a partitioning tool and one has to master partitioning.
Enjoy all partitioning tools they do not hurt the hard disks unlike Microsoft utilities.