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Old 06-12-2005, 09:02 PM   #1
quwiltw
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Help: Resizing partitions, wont reboot


You guys have gotten me out of a pickle before so I'm hoping you can help in this loosely related linux question. I've shrunk my linux partition using Paragon Partition Manager because it's a work box and I needed more space on my windows partition. Anyway, I've now tried to shrink my c:\ just by a couple MBs in order to insert the freed up space at the end (for some reason I couldn't just simply take from one and give to the other, it made me take from one, make a little bit of insertion room then add to the blank space). Anyway after I shrunk the C:\ by a couple MBs it started to restart and now it's stuck at the paragon bootmanager screen where it only offers me LILO (MBR) and A:\ as boot options. LILO is what i used to use before installing Paragon Boot Manager btw. So it wil go into LILO and if I select Windows it just starts then just sends me right back to the main screen. I've got to work with this box tomorrow and could use some quick help.
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:32 AM   #2
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If you've resized paritions you shouldn't have, all bets are off. That's a very, very bad thing to do to Linux if it isn't paying attention. I did something similar to what you did here a long time ago and there was no hope. Nothing would boot. You can probably still get to your data if you use a LiveCD and copy it to a safe place, but I would just say some nice words and reinstall your various operating systems. You'll save yourself time and hair.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 09:02 AM   #3
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I couldn't help you, I used Boot it NG for that kinda stuff (now my computer is single boot linux). In boot it NG there was a place where you could specify if you wanted to directly boot from any partition, what you use might have that. Just find your windows partition (if paragon didn't delete it by accident), and see if you program has a direct boot function.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 10:31 AM   #4
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linux isn't picky about resizing partitions. LILO's at fault!
ur best bet is to find out how to re-install lilo(probably just a matter of running the lilo cmd from a live cd).


*being a work pc, i think you might want to stick an old '98 boot disk in and fdisk /mbr so u can at least get on with some work

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Old 06-13-2005, 12:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the answers, just wanted to "close the loop" and let you know that I'm back in action. After using Slax a little bit, I was able to back up the data; then I found http://www.sysresccd.org/download.en.php and it was able to rewrite the partition information apparently.
Thanks again,
 
  


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