New Dell Inspiron 9400: From Vista to Fedora/Vista.
claude_jones at levitjames.com
Wed May 23 18:20:44 UTC 2007
On Wed May 23 2007 1:24:39 pm Mark Heslep wrote:
> Nat Gross wrote:
> > woops. According to the table at
> > http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/features.shtml ,
> > gnu Parted cannot resize ntfs partition.
> > nat
> Right, you must have resizentfs (or ntfsresize?). Have done
> it many times. Load the resize binary on a usb stick, boot a
> fedora rescue CD ( or a live linux distro?), mount the stick
> and then:
> 1. run resize. Be Careful, Pay attention. Run it in
> 'pretend' mode once before the real thing. Record the new
> filesystem size. You have now resized the filesystem, not the
> containing partition, so 2. Run your partition manager.
> fdisk, parted, etc. Kill the NTFS partition. Immediately
> create a new partition starting at exactly the same place, and
> ending at a spot that must absolutely be large enough to
> contain the new (smaller) ntfs filesystem.
> 3. Reboot into Windows (safemode) and run the windows file
> system checker (chkfs?)
> 4. Reboot again w/ your Linux install media and do the linux
I have to say, this is wrong. It may have once been true. I just
used the gparted distro to do this very thing - see my earlier
This is a light fast download and it definitely will allow you to
resize an NTFS partition as clearly shown in their documentation
available from the above page
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