I've been looking at the ups and downs of re-partitioning prior to installing RH7.3 onto a Toshiba notebook with a 20Gb drive, with 1 large FAT32 Win98SE partition ...
I did a search on linuxquestions for "fips", which is how I found your post.
You may find want you want by looking thru the posts on this subject, or similar.
It seems that FIPS does not work with NTFS partitions. You could perhaps try Partition Magic (anyone know whether this can re-size NTFS?).
Apart from that, to re-size the NTFS partition, you will have to copy all your files off it (don't do a "disc-image" backup tho), delete it with Microsoft FDISK, then create a smaller partition, MS-FORMAT it, and copy your files back in. (Since Windows is presumably on the FAT32 C:,
you may even be able to back up your D: (NTFS) files onto C: temporarily.)
MY 2c WORTH:
This whole partitioning/installation/1024 cylinder limit area is a major impediment to the popularity of Linux, and deserves:
- a definitive FAQ with proven answers to problems
- improved software to change Windows partition sizes, both down
and up, on both FAT32 and NTFS filesystems.
- Note that I said "up" for Windows partition re-sizing. Some of us
might want to restore the original configuration before disposing
of the computer!
- Richard -
Last edited by fredb6323; 07-02-2002 at 11:35 AM.