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Old 08-14-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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NTFS resize problems


Im currently resizing a NTFS 38GB harddrive and running into some problems. I orginially had 2 partitions 8.2Gb holding windows os only(NTFS), and the rest is also (NTFS) using gparted and qtparted deleted the big partition after backing it up on external, and then tryed to resize the small one to fit the entire drive but no luck ran into error (QTparted ntfs operation could not be completed). I did unmount the drive and no luck. now it registering the entire drive is the one partition but when reloaded in windows or trying to use it with knoppix reports its only 8.2Gb (the original size) please help if anyone can thanks,
B.L.

p.s. I only have knoppix live disk which has qtparted, windows xp sp2 installed, and the partition program gparted.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

ntfs resizing is only experimental. I'd suggest just:
1) Deleting all existing partitions
2) Create and format the partitions you want
3) Restore your backups
 
Old 08-14-2006, 04:54 PM   #3
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Thanks ill try that. Dident want it to come to this but thanks anyway.
cheers
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Old 08-14-2006, 04:55 PM   #4
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It is a bit unfortunate but if it was me I'd rather make sure all of my data stayed in tact at the cost of a little more time in a one off installation.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 06:02 PM   #5
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I would check the docs on qtparted and parted. Many formats have limits like they may be able to resize but the beginning block of the partition must remain in place. Rieserfs is one of these.

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Old 08-14-2006, 06:25 PM   #6
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Actual NTFS resizing is done by ntfsresize CLI utility, using it is considered safe. If there is any trouble then it's a problem of frontend (Xparted).
 
Old 08-14-2006, 07:07 PM   #7
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I concur with the post
"Actual NTFS resizing is done by ntfsresize CLI utility, using it is considered safe. If there is any trouble then it's a problem of frontend (Xparted).
Today 07:02 PM"
by Emerson. Also you could use certain utilities from within the NTFS to resize and create partions.

You can google to find them, they are often freely available in older versions and magazine DVD/CD's.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 09:24 PM   #8
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There is a Gparted liveCD (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/)that I have had good success with. Although it has been said that it is not necessary to defrag the NTFS partition first, I usually do to be sure. I
 
  


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