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Old 12-09-2005, 01:57 AM   #1
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Chaniging Partition size


I did get something like 20GB for linux and the rest for windows.
It was to test linux, soon enough I understood that linux > windows, so I started to use it always, but now I'm getting out of space, is there a way to get some free GB from the windows ntfs partition to the linux partition?


Thanks alot.


Zuki.
 
Old 12-09-2005, 03:10 AM   #2
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Use some professional partition software like partition magic
 
Old 12-09-2005, 03:58 AM   #3
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If it's a NTFS partition:
A couple of days ago I've successfully used ntfsresize to shrink a/the WinXP partition, which occupied the whole disk, to create space for a new Linux installation.
I've used the Knoppix live-CD for it; you're distribution might have it included.
step by step guide

Warning: fiddling with partitions is always dangerous, so backups are important.

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Old 12-09-2005, 04:00 AM   #4
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Use some professional partition software like partition magic
is there a program that can run under linux?
 
Old 12-09-2005, 06:55 AM   #5
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is there a program that can run under linux?
Currently only qtparted, gparted, diskdrake, evms, the YAST partitioner and a couple of others can safely resize NTFS under Linux. All of them use ntfsresize internally to which Wim refered above.
 
Old 12-09-2005, 09:53 AM   #6
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when I played gparted it has locked picture near sda1 so I can't change it's space, wtf?


any solutions?
 
  


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