Sorry if this has been posted before, I searched and couldn't find anything.
Current situation is a dual boot winxp/pclos on a single 500gb hard drive. It is time to replace winxp with win7 for work applications. I see 2 options:
1) reformat winxp partition and install win7
2) purchase new hard drive for win7 only, and then remove winxp from pclos drive, reallocating space to pclos.
Does anyone have any opinions or thoughts on which would be the best course of action? Are there any "gotchyas" with either option?
Below is fdisk -l output:
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x27dc27dc
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 63 409593239 204796588+ 7 HPFS/NTFS windows xp 195gb
/dev/sda2 409593240 976768064 283587412+ 5 Extended ??
/dev/sda5 409593303 434783159 12594928+ 83 Linux pclos / 12gb
/dev/sda6 434783223 442960244 4088511 82 Linux swap / Solaris swap 3.8gb
/dev/sda7 442960308 976768064 266903878+ 83 Linux pclos/home 254gb
Thanks in advance