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Old 10-15-2005, 10:31 AM   #1
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Qtparted opinion - SOLVED


Hello,

I'm currently trying to resize an existing NTFS partition with qtparted on Knoppix 3.7 prior to installing a new Gentoo system. I've already set the partitions as I would like them to be and selected "commit." I realize that Knoppix is very slow as it runs off the CD-ROM, but qtpated has been frozen for almost an hour with no response. KDE wants to kill it as a non-responsive program. The progress window on qtparted says it is on operation zero of 3 and that it is scanning all drives (if this information is helpful), so it had just started before it stopped responding.

My question is this: will it be okay to kill qtparted or should I wait it out? If I should wait it out, how long should I wait before giving up? Obviously I don't particularly want to loose the data on my NTFS partition.

Thanks,
~Justin

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Old 10-15-2005, 11:54 AM   #2
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I suspect that if your data are in danger of being fried, they already are at this point.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 12:56 PM   #3
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Qtparted opinion - SOLVED

That's what I would have thought. I killed the application after almost 3 hours of nothing. I rebooted my computer to find that qtparted had done nothing. I froze before it ever messed up the hard drive beyond repair. I had to run CHKDSK and fix a bunch of errors, but the drive was fully recovered. Thanks for the input.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 01:29 PM   #4
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By the way, if you are running Gnome, try GParted. It has a nice look to it.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 09:50 PM   #5
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Actually I've just resized a very fragmented NTFS partition of 75Go.
I used knoppix 3.9
QTparted froze for a very long time.
Actually, it was waiting for the ntfsresize (part of the ntfsprogs suite) command to finish (I got it from ps -faux).
It took all night (Athlon XP 1800), but the partition was resized.
Qtparted reported errors on standard error output : something like NTFS not implemented yet, but it didn't seem to be a problem.
type man ntfsresize on knoppix for more info.
Also, if you resize it make sure you leave at least 500 Mo more than the size of the data already in it.

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