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Old 03-22-2011, 03:42 AM   #1
yokkem
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delete and resize windows basic ntfs partitions with gparted


I have a windows box running w2003 server on 1 volume with 2x ntfs basic partitions. c: = the windows bit, d: = the data bit for user data.

I have cloned (clonezilla) the volume to another and deleted the data (d bit and want to extend the c: into the freed space.
I'm booted from a partedmagicv5 cd and using gparted to attempt this.

I can't see a way to do this with gparted but then, I could be thick. Maybe I clone off reformat and copy back?

Is there a better way or even is this the correct forum (please don't refer me to Microsoft website:-) for this type of question?

This is a test box so not worried about breaking it, but the test is to try to solve a live problem at a school I support which is running out of hd space.

Any help appreciated...
Yok
 
Old 03-22-2011, 03:53 AM   #2
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I would clone the whole drive to a bigger 1, boot it to make sure it's working then remove D: & extend C:.
You can extend using gpartd-live-cd.
I believe you can extend using disk manager in windows.

Don't delete or make any changes to original hdd until you have the other working.

Edit I'm not sure if gparted does NTFS.

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Old 03-22-2011, 03:56 AM   #3
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It can create and extend.
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/features.php
 
Old 03-22-2011, 04:13 AM   #4
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Thanks repliers, I was messing around and figured it out too, it's underway now and does seem to be doing it. No error message about ntfs so fingers crossed.
Cheery
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