Trying to free space in my Windows XP thats formatted in NTFS to install Linux. I supposely have 200Gigs and running a NVDIA Geforce 7900 GTX with a Pentium 4 and Dual 512mb ram
Ok I read the instructions about 5 times already still don't get it!
(kinda new to the Linux scene) This is what I did, I downloaded the latest G-Parted Live CD 0.2.5-2 ran it etc, etc, told it to run in full X server and got an error, got send to native Linux, so I said F it ill do it here:
ntfsresize -n -s 80G /dev/sda1 : ok the simulations worked
ntfsresize -s 80G /dev/sda1 : it worked
I got out, booted windows and windows ran dskchck
then the instructions told me to do this:
dd if=dev/sda of =sda.mbr bs=512 count=1
well I did this in G-Parted I just replaced the hda with sda (wheres my memory is stored) because in the instructions the memory is stored in hda
sfdisk -d /dev/sda > sda.pt
I had to download Knoppix to do this because for some reason G-Parted live didn't have fdisk or cfdisk in it
ok after this whats next? What do I do? Did I do anything wrong?
becuase Slackware for some reason still can't detect any free space :/
O yeah I ran G-Parted in mini X server after partitioning Windows XP and it didn't let me partition my drive and it looked like my sda now consumes 80 gigs than having 80 gigs of unallocated space