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Im trying to create a partition so i can dual boot linux on my comp, but it wont let me. Im pretty frustrated because we first got linux working on my friends computer, and it worked fine, no problems whatsoever.
So anyway, i have around a 112gb HD and i have about 60% of that filled up (its NTFS if that means anything) and im just trying to resize it down 10gb so i can get linux on. So i resize it, and it restarts, it goes through step one fine, then gives me a error that says something about chkdsk. and it doesnt resize it
1. What exactly is the error message that you are seeing....? and what tool are you using to resize your NTFS partition ? I presume it is Partition Magic....if its not, then use partition magic to resize your NTFS partition.....also, Provide some more details about the chkdisk error...
2. You may try to resize your partition using a knoppix Live CD...it includes a tool called 'qParted' which will let u resize your partitions from linux. However, you must defrag your NTFS partition to avoid any data loss
ntfs is window 2000/xp file system you probably can't resize because there is data there start by duing a defrag in safemode for windoz? Also it would be helpful to know what distro you are installing e.g. redhad, mandrake, slackware
I not sure why defrag in safe mode I think it is because normally windoz writes some of its data at the end of the drive. The reason distro matters is because different distros come with partition managers in their install package.
2. You may try to resize your partition using a knoppix Live CD...it includes a tool called 'qParted' which will let u resize your partitions from linux.
NOTE: Knoppix is not a risk but partitioning your hard drive with any tool still is. So take note of where your windows partitions are so you don't damage any data. Most likely the partition tool that comes with Knoppix won't let you destory any windows data but do you want to take that chance? And no matter what you partition tool you use a back up of data you can't replace is a good idea.
I don't mean to worry you but I have lost enough data to know what happens when a partition change goes bad.