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Old 10-21-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
Sammora
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Resize NTFS partition


I have got Windows XP & Fedora 8 installed on my machine Windows XP with NTFS filesystem . Now, I want to Resize NTFS partition to Increase Fedora partition without interrupt fedora system . Gparted in fedora do not give me this advantage
pleas help me >>> Iam in need to increase fedora partition .
 
Old 10-21-2008, 09:51 AM   #2
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GParted should be able to resize ntfs (see the features page). If it failed, make sure that you didn't have the partition mounted you tried to work on and that you only try to do one action at a time. I think it's possible to "queue" several actions and then do them all in one go, but that might not work out after all..so if you tried to, for example, shrink one partition and enlarge another etc., try again by first resizing one partition, applying that, then doing the next step etc. That worked for me at least (removed ext3 partitions from a harddisk(, applied changes), then made a ntfs partition fill the empty space).

Also when shrinking an ntfs partition you might want to run a defragmentation tool on the partition first, for example the one that comes with Windows. And if GParted doesn't seem to work the way you want, you can always use Windows-native software (like Partition Magic).

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Old 10-21-2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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thanks ,it is so easy to resize ntfs partition with gparted cd or live linux , I hade rsized windows partition before but distribution on my machine interrupted because of changing parameters . So I am afraid of lose fedora .
 
Old 10-21-2008, 10:53 AM   #4
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--- but distribution on my machine interrupted because of changing parameters . So I am afraid of lose fedora .
What do you mean by "changing parameters"?

Of course you should have backups of important data prior to doing any changes to partitions (or any such big changes for that matter). Things can go wrong even if they most of the time don't, so it's good to be prepared for the worst.
 
Old 10-21-2008, 08:44 PM   #5
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Use the live cd of gparted

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Or parted magic

http://partedmagic.com/wiki/PartedMagic.php

Info on partitioning with gparted.

http://partedmagic.com/wiki/PartedMa...c.UsingGParted
 
Old 10-21-2008, 08:54 PM   #6
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well something that i have used is rescue cd its a live cd and it gives you the option to resize..i used this to resize my vista partition and fedora one
 
  


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