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Old 11-17-2006, 02:09 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by pinakighosh.rhce
hello spy_deamon...

There is a simple way to repair your mbr just follow the steps below:
1) Boot your pc with a windows XP/ or any distro u are using.
2) When asked for option choose "Boot PC with CD rom support"
3) Then it will leave you to a prompt something like a:\>
4) type in a command "fdisk /mbr", check for "backslash \" or "forward slash /" i am a bit confused but this works....

let me know if this works,
Regards,
Pinaki Ghosh
your trick was not practical.it didnt work.

so how can i resize that partition in windows?
 
Old 11-17-2006, 02:10 PM   #17
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this is the output of print command in parted (from a live cd):
cant have overlapping partitions
 
Old 11-17-2006, 03:29 PM   #18
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your trick was not practical.it didnt work.

so how can i resize that partition in windows?
Several people have noted that "fixmbr" is not relevant if you are able to boot into Windows. Why then are you reporting that "it didn't work"?

Please summarize the current situation:
  • What is working?
  • What is not working?
  • What fixes have you tried?

Also, how is this relevant?:
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this is the output of print command in parted (from a live cd):
cant have overlapping partitions
 
Old 11-18-2006, 12:29 AM   #19
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the best thing is check with the new version of FC i.e. 5 or 6 and then tell us whether u r getting the same problems.
 
Old 11-18-2006, 07:46 AM   #20
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[QUOTE=poweredbydodge]I didn't think that you could resize a Windows partition that had the operating system (Windows) installed on it? I've seen Fat 32 partitions of just data resized, same for NTFS, but I didn't know you could do it with the OS partition. (I mean, sure, you could physically do it, but I thought it killed the operating system.)

I've done it many times without problems, much to my surprise!

The key thing is to scandisk and defrag, and cross your fingers.

The only problems I've had tend to be Partition Magic related. I have found using it to format to ext3 often causes the linux installer not to recognise the partition. So I only use it to re-size the windows partitions and create empty space for Linux. When i last installed Ubuntu 6.06 i tried Gparted off the live CD and that worked ok.
 
Old 11-18-2006, 11:29 PM   #21
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... well i learn somethin new every day

ps - fdisk will not play friendly with anything but fat32 partitions. older fdisk will only mesh with fat16 (ie. fdisk on a win95 boot 3 1/2 floppy).

pps - referring to windows fdisk, not linux fdisk
 
Old 11-19-2006, 08:08 AM   #22
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Yeah, if you have a fragmented disk, then it will fail, but other than that you should be ok.
 
  


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