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Old 06-05-2007, 05:39 PM   #1
goodtogo
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Re-partition without losing data


I would like to know what Linux software to use to re-partition a harddrive with out losing the data. Windows security updates and regular Windows updates have eaten up to many gigs. I have 20 gigs devoted to the C: drive and 166 gigs for the E:. Someone help!
 
Old 06-05-2007, 06:16 PM   #2
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They are both NTFS (Windows) partitions?
How full are they?
What is the total size of the disk?

GParted (Comes with some Linux distros, but is also available on a standalone bootable CD)
QTParted (comes on many Linux "live CD" distros--eg Knoppix)

Both will re-size NTFS partitions---backup first!!!---and maybe de-frag.
 
Old 06-05-2007, 08:45 PM   #3
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If you have another computer that you could use to back up stuff onto, or perhaps an external hard drive, I would suggest making backups using partimage (you can do backups over a network if you'd like), and then resizing with the software pixellany suggested. You can find all of these on the really nice System Rescue CD (bootable) - http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

Also, I recall a linux magazine article on something similar to what you were doing. At the moment I can't seem to find it, but this is a semi-relevant article on at backing things up - which is a good idea before trying to resize things. (You'll need to register for the site or use bugmenot or something...)

http://www.linux-mag.com/id/3357/

If you don't end up checking out that article, at least check out the comments - I just learned about some more backup tools I've never heard of

Last edited by JSmaniak; 06-07-2007 at 06:15 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2007, 10:16 PM   #4
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I've had the most success with GParted.
 
Old 06-22-2007, 08:20 AM   #5
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@ goodtogo

Why don't you backup your files to an external media? So you can easily restore damaged files. I'm using Online Backup to do so. I think it's more secure than optical media or flash drives (speaking from bad experiences ).

Here are the current most reliable ones reviewed:

http://www.consumersearch.com/www/in...es/review.html

http://www.onlinebackupguide.com/the...ackup-services

Greets!
 
  


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