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Old 11-29-2006, 09:18 AM   #1
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cannot resize the hard drive always an error


I have done everything read the manuals about disabling the virtual memory in windows everything .

It seems Windows refuses Linux to resize the partition

I am running NTFS which is the problem do to NTFS security I have been reading it would be best to use FAT32

If anyone has any other suggestions on resizing this partition it would be greatly appreciated .

The last resort is to kill windows and run Linux as the only system

There is partition magic but even that is not a for sure answer

I am impress so far with SUSE it has detected my pcmia 2.0 card mouse printer that is good

Maybe it is time to take a leap of faith
 
Old 11-29-2006, 09:25 AM   #2
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You'll probably need to use a Windows tool like partition magic to resize your ntfs partition. Then you can create whatever partitions you need using the standard Linux tools.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 12:39 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by revelations
I have done everything read the manuals about disabling the virtual memory in windows everything .
I don't understand this--what does virtual memory have to do with re-sizing a partition?
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It seems Windows refuses Linux to resize the partition
What does this mean? Are you trying to use Windows to re-size a partition? (a Linux partition?)

I think that both QTParted and GParted will re-size NTFS partitions--be sure to "de-frag" first. Both of these are available on "live CDs". (QTParted is on the Knoppix CD)
 
Old 12-01-2006, 05:18 PM   #4
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somehow qtparted won't resize a primary partition ?
or do i get it wrong ?
 
Old 12-01-2006, 08:13 PM   #5
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Linux doesn't write on NTFS partitions so it is a waste time to ask it to do it.

Later versions of qtparted sometimes can do it if the NTFS partition has been defraged but the success is by no mean certain.

Just use Partition Magic in Windows as suggested by masonm
 
Old 12-01-2006, 08:19 PM   #6
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I don't understand this--what does virtual memory have to do with re-sizing a partition?
Possibly means turning off swap in Windoze. A lot of guides suggest this, along with a defrag. Neither are necessary using (recent) ntfsprogs.
Ntfsresize will only work if the filesystem is "clean" - often this means rebooting Windoze to force a "chkdisk /f". This is why I prefer to do this manually using the CLI rather than a GUI interface like gparted where you might not see the error message out of ntfsresize.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 08:22 PM   #7
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Linux doesn't write on NTFS partitions so it is a waste time to ask it to do it.
Rubbish !!!.
I use ntfsresize all the time. Check the linux-ntfs.org pages before spreading wrong information.
 
  


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