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Old 02-03-2004, 05:34 AM   #1
andy_g
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resize an ext3 partition with coexisting ntfs partition


hi there,

i am a newbie to linux and i have just installed knoppix 3.3/debian on my laptop with a new compilied 2.6 kernel:

my question is concerning the partitions:

Gerät Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1921 15430401 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1922 2432 4104607+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 1922 2383 3710983+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 2384 2432 393561 82 Linux Swap

this is my partition table; i like to resize (grow) the linux partitions and make the ntfs partition with win xp on it smaller.

do you have a hint for me to perform these changes without loosing data ? i thought of doing it under win with partition magic.

what about changes with the lilo i am using ? i like to mention that i do not have a floppy in my laptop, so booting is only possible with a cd rom.

hope for answers, thank you in advance..
 
Old 02-03-2004, 05:38 AM   #2
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resizing the NTFS can be done with Partition magic

the ext3 resizing... i don't know if PM can do that...
 
  


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