Time Taken to Partition?

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  1. Sawz

    Sawz Active Member

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    I am going to install linux on my external HDD and so I am in the middle of partitioning a 320gb external HDD to make a 50gb partition, its been going for hours!!
    How long should it take?

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    Hours? I don't think it should take that long.
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    It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.
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    Mine has taken about 30 minutes before. :\
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    I've partitioned 100GB on my 1TB external, took maybe 15 mins. What kind of hard drive connection are you using? USB or Firewire 400/800?

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