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Old 03-04-2009, 07:38 AM   #1
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Is there a partitioner that I can use that won't damage my install when I resiz an existing partition? I have tried resizing one before with gParted, it was an NTFS formatted file system, I don't know if that has anything to do with it, but yeah, it wrecked my windows install, I don't blame any one, but I just don't want that to happen again.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:49 AM   #2
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I have never had any issues with the gparted liveCD, so long as you don't use "force". I recommend it happily.

However - screwing with partitions always has the potential to screw things up.
Ergo, might I suggest you take heed of my sigline.
 
Old 03-04-2009, 07:57 AM   #3
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Sweet, Thanks a lot.
 
Old 03-04-2009, 08:03 AM   #4
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One thng I perhaps should have mentioned, is that you will save yourself a heap of grief if you do *not* move the start (left edge on the graphic) of an NTFS partition. Especially the C:\ drive ...
Less of an issue with Linux partitions - may simply require the bootloader to be re-installed afterwards.
 
Old 03-04-2009, 09:14 AM   #5
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All I'd like to do is shrink my existing partition that spans the entire drive (excluding swap) to make room for testing other distros. So as long as I keep my Ubuntu partition in the same place I should be okay? Just shrink from the right and add a partition in the unpartitioned space?
 
  


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