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Old 10-23-2004, 07:06 AM   #1
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ntfs expand


Hi. Ive have just deleted my Linux partitions because, well, it didnt work out. So whist i wait for a distro which works better for me i need to expand my ntfs partition to take up the rest of the free space.

I have:

30 G ntfs windows.
2G FAT32 windows install files.
8G FAT32 files for music to share with linux.
512 MB windows swap files.
10 G free space.


Is there any way to do this for free? Or is there a fully working trial that i could use? (not a demo)
 
Old 10-23-2004, 08:00 AM   #2
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hi there

linux 2.4 kernel supports read support for ntfs parttions

and

2.6 supports write as well but that too limited
u can edit the files but not create new ones

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Old 10-23-2004, 11:02 AM   #3
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no you missunderstand.

I want to expand my ntfs partition. How can i do that.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 01:33 PM   #4
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no you missunderstand.

I want to expand my ntfs partition. How can i do that.
hi there

sorry couold not get what do u mean by expanding ur ntfs partion
so u want to resize ur ntfs partition without formatiing it

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Old 10-23-2004, 01:57 PM   #5
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yes. I know you can do that with partition majic. BUt i want to do it for free
 
Old 10-23-2004, 02:05 PM   #6
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hi therew

i haven't done this
but u can check out some tools at

www.ultimatebootcd.com

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Old 10-23-2004, 09:28 PM   #7
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Hello,

I am sorry to hear that your experiment with Linux did not live up to your expectations. As for resizing your NTFS partition there are several choices to choose from. Personally I used the QTparted (specifically the version that is installed by default in a KNOPPIX boot CD, which is a valuable tool in many different situations and something that I recommend to any geek) when reducing the size of my NTFS partition on my work laptop to make room for Fedora, respective links below:

http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/

http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

But that is not your only option. Remember as a rule of thumb, any time that you are changing the size of an existing partition, you should ensure that you have backups of anything of vital importance because it is a real possibility that something nasty can happen. For some information on other partition resizing tools I would suggest looking at:

http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/ntfsresize.html

Good luck.
 
  


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