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Old 03-19-2004, 11:31 AM   #1
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unable to resize windows partition with YAST

I was running Suse 9 and wanted to resize my windows partition. I had done this successfully once before, and wanted to shrink it down some again. The second time I kept getting a message that the attempt to resize had failed, but would not elaborate. I tried to do this both from the Yast GUI on the hard drive and also from the Suse installation disk. I wish I had more information to give, but I don't know what else to say. I didn't do anything to the windows partition other than remove some programs through windows and then Defragment. I have precious little hard drive space to spare, and if I could free up a couple of meg, I could triple boot.

thanks for the help
Old 03-19-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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I have this same problem using partition magic in windows if i have more then 2 partitions fill. I have windows in c and then linux and then swap then d drive. the thing is, If you try resizing more then one partition fill, you'll have this program now or later. I don't resize my partitions no more. i try to plan it smart and give everyone enuff room. Its something about having a couple partitions and resizing it later that just doesn't work.
When you resize a partition, your moving every other partition under that arround.
Old 03-19-2004, 10:46 PM   #3
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You might wanna try and download the first Mandrake disk and use Diskdrake to resize it (start an install and do the partitioning and reboot before you install - unless you wanna do Mandy - its goooood). I've done that before I installed Mandrake on my hardd drive at all (I was using WinXP/Debian Sid/ FreeBSD FYI)


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