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Old 11-28-2003, 06:49 AM   #1
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Preparing for dual boot installs


Hi

I'm preparing my XP Home Box for a dual boot install. I'm using live cd linux tools to resize and repartition, but before I do that, I must defragment the NTFS HD that XP Home is currently hogging.

OK, so I did that (just using 33% of my 30G HD currently). However, XP Home has been <sarcasm>kind enough </sarcasm> to put some system Files (denoted as such by Diskeeper, the defragger utility) right at the end of the HD.

So, I want to move them back so I can do a proper NTFSresize. Does anybody know how to do this?

Strictly, this is an NTFS Management question, but I can't be the only person it has happened to.

Thanks in adv /cs.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 07:02 AM   #2
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Is Diskeeper kind enough to tell you the names of the system files? Also, do you have Norton Utilities or similar installed? Norton usually puts some kind of rubbish at the end of drives.

You can also try disabling "System Restore" and "Paging File" for all drives.

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Old 11-28-2003, 07:47 AM   #3
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The graphical view of Diskeeper shows up the SYS files, but no, it doesn't mention who/what they are.

I didn't know you could disable the paging file .. interesting. I'll give it a try.

Thanks / cs.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 08:31 AM   #4
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Hmm....

Could use a bit more info to help you. I'm confused on why you "must" defragment your XP partiton first?

 
Old 11-29-2003, 04:04 AM   #5
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Hmm....

Could use a bit more info to help you. I'm confused on why you "must" defragment your XP partiton first?

Because when you shrink a partition with anything other than Partition Magic or Partition Manager (both of which actually move data) no data can be contained at the end of the windows partition where you want the Linux partitions. Fips etc can't move data.

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