On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 17:12:06 +0000, Niall Walsh <linux at esatclear.ie> wrote:
> Finally, what are peoples personal recent (i.e. preferably on the latest
> releases from $YOUR_FAV_DISTRO) experiences with ntfs and Linux? From
> qtaprted resizing them
I recently resized an ntfs partition on a windowsXP equipped laptop.
qtparted from the Kanotix CD worked ok-ish. I had a 60gb hard drive,
but qtparted would only do fairly modest reductions on the windows
partition (say down to 40GB). When i rebooted to windows, it did a
check on the partition. Then i rebooted to linux, and i could squeeze
it down more. Doing this a couple of times allowed me to squeeze the
XP partition down to about 10gb.
My memory could be failing on me now, but i think that on the last
iteration qtparted would have allowed me to resize the partition down
to something smaller than the data it held, which made no sense (i
used 10gb instead). I could be misremembering this, or could have
misunderstood the output from the program at the time.
Of course the whole exercise was rendered pointless two days later
when i attempted to do
and instead accidentally typed
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