resize NTFS partition questions.

Harry Ng hng at arb.ca.gov
Wed Jul 21 23:46:53 UTC 2004


Jeff Vian wrote:

>On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 14:52, Jeffrey W. Stein wrote:
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>>On Tue, 2004-07-20 at 16:56, Mike Wills wrote:
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>>>The install for Mandrake actaully allows you to resize NTFS
>>>partitions. I have used it and it seems to work. Of course there is
>>>the usual caution of potenitally destroying the Windows partition if
>>>there is data where you deleted the partition....
>>>
>>>On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 18:57:19 -0500, Jeff Vian <jvian10 at charter.net> wrote:
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>>>>Does anyone know of a free tool to resize an NTFS partition on a hard
>>>>drive in preparation for installing fedora to dual boot?
>>>>
>>>>I have researched fips, parted, partition magic, and others and so far
>>>>the only one I can find that will allow resizing of the NTFS partition
>>>>is PM (not free).
>>>>
>>>>I am installing Fedora for a customer on her laptop and have previously
>>>>not needed to handle NTFS partitions, but now I have this one to deal
>>>>with.
>>>>
>>>>TIA
>>>>Jeff
>>>>
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>>You might want to look at QtParted:
>><http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/index.en.html>. I successfully shrank
>>an NTFS partition from an existing Windows XP Home installation so that
>>I could dual boot Fedora Core 1 for running MythTV. 
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>>I would just make sure that you back up anything vital, just in case.
>>
>>Good luck,
>>
>>Jeff
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>Someone mentioned qtparted previously but AFAICT it can only be used
>when Linux is already installed.  My situation was that my customer had
>a laptop with XP installed and wanted to add linux.  A single hard disk
>and without physically removing the disk and connecting it to a running
>linux system I had no way (at that time) to use the tools suggested.
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>I wound up using Partition Magic, but really wanted to have a live-CD
>bootable system that I could use without having to pay for the extra
>tools.
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>I was not sure if Knoppix contained qtparted and was out of time to
>investigate but have since done that and was pleasantly surprised to
>find it was there.  Now I have another toolbox.  
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>Never too late for an old dog to learn new tricks.
>
>Jeff
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We recently downloaded Knoppix and used qtparted on it to resize a NTFS 
partition... works great!





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