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Old 09-03-2003, 08:40 AM   #1
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Unhappy I can't get Linux.....


How can I move a NTFS partion on Windows XP?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 08:55 AM   #2
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Can you explain further on that? What do you really want to do? u mean move your data to another partition or you want to resize NTFS partition to make space for linux?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 12:30 PM   #3
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Can you explain further on that? What do you really want to do? u mean move your data to another partition or you want to resize NTFS partition to make space for linux?
I want to resize NTFS partition to make space for linux.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 12:33 PM   #4
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There's a tool called ntfsresize:
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/man/ntfsresize.html
http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/ntfsresize.html
 
Old 09-03-2003, 04:07 PM   #5
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um... can you give me a direct link? I can't find one.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 04:21 PM   #6
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Which distrobution of linux are you using?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 04:25 PM   #7
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Red Hat 9
 
Old 09-03-2003, 04:33 PM   #8
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You are looking for parted

There is a tool called parted that does the job.

There also exists some frontend programs e.g. QTparted - take a look at http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/ for details
 
Old 09-03-2003, 04:38 PM   #9
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Parted does NTFS resize?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 04:39 PM   #10
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um... I have http://www.ranish.com/part/ but don't know how to work it...
 
Old 09-03-2003, 04:47 PM   #11
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Ranish doesn't look like it can do ntfs resizing. You will need to boot linux with your cd or a boot disk, then use it to run ntfsresize.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 07:08 PM   #12
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one problem. I can't even get linux on it...
 
Old 09-03-2003, 07:26 PM   #13
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You need to just boot, not install. The Red Hat cd may have a rescue option somewhere that lets you boot a small linux from the cd. Read the docs on the cd to find out how to use it.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 07:40 PM   #14
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just use partition magic, resize the ntfs partition (create unallocated space), and install linux in the unallocated space. piece of cake, Ive done it dozens of times...

--dubman
 
Old 09-03-2003, 07:45 PM   #15
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When I had this problem, my Windows XP was blown up anyway, so I ended up FDISKing from an old Win98 startup disk, creating a partition for XP, and one for Linux. Then formatting in NTFS the partition for XP. Inelegant, but it worked.
 
  


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