Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-17-2006, 01:54 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Partitioning Error with NTFS

Hi all,

I guess you could call me a newbie when it comes to Linux issues. I would like to dual-boot Windows XP and Vector Linux (or some other distribution) and thus am trying to resize a hard-drive partition (67 GB or thereabouts) that has the NTFS filesystem. However, when I run qparted and attempt to commit the changes, I wait a couple of hours for the program to scan the drive and then get mysterious "Error!" text with no apparent explanation.

How can I accomplish repartitioning without buying Partition Magic?
Old 04-17-2006, 03:02 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Try out Ntfsresize.
Old 04-17-2006, 03:15 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for your response! When I tried GParted, I got the error:

Error(5): read_all: Input/output Error

I ran chkdsk /f before this point.

Last edited by chrisg0619; 04-17-2006 at 04:56 PM.
Old 04-18-2006, 03:56 AM   #4
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: Fedora, Gentoo, SUSE, Mandriva
Posts: 127

Rep: Reputation: 15
I had the same once, faulty hardware. If you open an xterminal and type dmesg or check the /var/log/messages file then do you'll see uncorrectable and disk seek errors. The kernel can't read your disk because it's dying, forgetting its data. It's too old, you bought it faulty, etc. Backup it urgently (ntfsclone --rescue) then replace it if it's still covered by the guarantee.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need simple partitioning software for ntfs sc123 Linux - Software 4 02-06-2006 12:47 PM
Partitioning NTFS drive AtinLango Linux - Software 6 02-06-2006 10:52 AM
Mandriva's partitioning system - Can it partition NTFS relatively flawlessly? eBopBob Mandriva 1 07-08-2005 05:10 PM
SuSE 9.3 Professional's partitioning capabilities - NTFS possible? eBopBob SUSE / openSUSE 1 07-07-2005 08:36 AM
error partitioning BaAa3 Linux - Newbie 6 03-07-2004 02:20 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration