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Old 06-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
baronobeefdip
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how do i resize a partition in gparted


i know the basic way to resize a partition, just select it and choose resize but in my case i am trying to resize an ntfs partition but it won't let me and theres a yellow triangle with an exclamation point inside of it (i'm guessing it has something to do with why i can't resize the partiton

i am planning on dual-booting between windows and a linux distro

i tried to do it on 2 kinds of os, windows xp pro, and windows vista. it works top notch in windows 7 but most people use xp still and it won't let me resize the partition i need to know how do get it to resize.

thanks for your help guys
 
Old 06-26-2010, 12:25 PM   #2
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You need to unmount the NTFS partition first.

The best way is to do it with a gparted or Parted Magic Live CD which will not mount your partition to start with.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 12:41 PM   #3
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will it show everything graphically, and once i'm in the lived cd trhat you speak of how do i unmount it?
 
Old 06-26-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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With a Live CD it doesn't mount your partition automatically.

Your Linux currently might mount it according to the information in /etc/fstab. You can always maually umount it in a terminal. Some distros like Ubuntu allows you to unmount it in GUI.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 04:49 PM   #5
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just saw all of the stuff on distrowatch about the gparted live cd and it seems to have a gui interface thats easy to follow (just what i was looking for) and you guys said that it won't mount anything and that makes resizing a windows partition possible (linux partitions have done this to me too don't know why)
 
  


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