Okay, here's my situation- im running an HP laptop, dualbooting win7/ubuntu 11.04, or rtaher, i WOULD be...
I am trying to manually partition my HDD so that i have
-Windows partitions (the SYSTEM and the main "C:\" drive)
-partition for my personal files, accessable in ubuntu AND windows (NTFS)
-ubuntu itself (11.04 studio).
I have the windows and the personal partition working fine- i even started moving over my music, documents, etc. I opened up gparted from a live CD to make the ubuntu partitions (swap and ext4, i believe). Before i can do anything, gParted gives me a huge list warning about my Windows partition, all of which look like this:
ntfsresize v 2.0.0 (libntfs 10:0:0)
Device: /dev/sda2 **(my main "C:\" drive in windows)
Checking filesystem consistency...
Cluster accounting failed at 1144554 (0x1176ea): extra cluster
cluster accounting failed at 1180814 (0x12048e): extra cluster
Cluster accounting failed at 1180815 (0x12048f): extra cluster
on and on the list goes... i can see 12 such messages, and then its cut off by the bottom of my screen. I ran a full chkdsk in windows at startup, and it hasn't found any problems...
on top of that, it won't let me shrink windows partition so I can move the free space to where I need it... are these connected?
okay, so A)what's happening with these waning messgaes in gParted
B)how do I fix them (non-destructively, if possible)
c)how do I make gParted shrink out the empty space from Windows?
PS: here's my current disc info:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l -u
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes/512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0008cb12
Device boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 206848 528718511 264255832 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 528719872 625139711 48209920 7 HPFS/NTFS
SDA1 is the widows system partition, sda2 is windows itself, "C:\", sda3 is my "personal" partition, "D:\".