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Old 03-25-2005, 01:51 AM   #1
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resize failed...


ok, I am trying to resize my windows partition, but every time I hit resize it says resize failed... What am I doing wrong?

I am running mandrake 10.1...

Also, how do I resize the mandrake partition? Do I have to do that from windows? I sure hope not, because I have went through hell trying to find a partition utility for windows that I don't have to pay an arm and leg for... All the demos will not resize partitions
 
Old 03-25-2005, 09:14 AM   #2
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Resizing your Windows partition:
Boot into Windows, and back everything up. Defrag the drive. Run scandisk, the defrag again, just for good measure. Boot into Mandrake, make sure your Windows drive is *NOT* mounted, and try to resize it using the partitioning tool. If it still fails, you might have an unrecoverable error, and the only recourse will be to *delete* the partition, and recreate it at the size you want.

Resizing your Linux partition(s):
Boot into Linux, and back everything up. Now the fun part. You can't resize a partition that is currently mounted, but you have to have the partition mounted to run the partition tool! (or anything else, for that matter.) Personally, I use Knoppix as a rescue CD for handling these kinds of things. However, you might be able to boot your installation CD, and step through the first steps to the partitioning phase, at which point you should be able to resize them ("Custom Partitioning"). I have never tried this, so I can't really vouch for it. Maybe another poster has better information.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 03:40 PM   #3
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Resizing your Windows partition:
Boot into Windows, and back everything up. Defrag the drive. Run scandisk, the defrag again, just for good measure. Boot into Mandrake, make sure your Windows drive is *NOT* mounted, and try to resize it using the partitioning tool. If it still fails, you might have an unrecoverable error, and the only recourse will be to *delete* the partition, and recreate it at the size you want.

Resizing your Linux partition(s):
Boot into Linux, and back everything up. Now the fun part. You can't resize a partition that is currently mounted, but you have to have the partition mounted to run the partition tool! (or anything else, for that matter.) Personally, I use Knoppix as a rescue CD for handling these kinds of things. However, you might be able to boot your installation CD, and step through the first steps to the partitioning phase, at which point you should be able to resize them ("Custom Partitioning"). I have never tried this, so I can't really vouch for it. Maybe another poster has better information.
Okay... Thanks for that! I think I will try booting from the installation cd, since that will probably be the easiest. I dont really care if windows is backed up, or if it gets messed up since A. I plan to reformat it anyway, as soon as I give Linux enough space to hold my music and videos, and B. since it's already messed up anyway. As long as it doesn't mess up linux, I am fine with it. It would be nice to get the rest of my music files off of windows too, but if they are gone, I am not going to complain...
 
  


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