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Old 05-01-2004, 12:20 PM   #1
iotc247
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Change NTFS Partion Size


Can i do this with fdisk or something else? Its just i dont wanna spend 80 bucks for partion magic as i came to linux as there are free things where i dont pay for software...
 
Old 05-01-2004, 01:12 PM   #2
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iotc247,
there are two things you should be aware of:
1) Free software is free as in freedom not as in beer
2) Linux NTFS support is not complete yet.

Still, it is possible to resize an NTFS partition with free (as in beer and freedom) software. The linux ntfs project provides tools for this job. Read the instructions (man page) carefully, for you can damage your system, if you make a mistake.

Good luck,
- drowstar
 
Old 05-01-2004, 02:05 PM   #3
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Try a prog called BiNG(Boot it Next Generation) from terabyteunlimited @http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/
I use it all the time, resizes most file systems.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 03:06 PM   #4
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You could always use knoppix. There is a program called 'qtparted' in knoppix that should do the trick.

a. boot knoppix
b. bring up a konsole
c. type 'su'
d. type qtparted
e. resize your partition

Once again, I'd like to reitterate that playing with NTFS in Linux can damage your partition, so tread this ground with great caution (and backups).
 
Old 05-01-2004, 11:00 PM   #5
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I've successfully resized NTFS partitions with qtparted, which is just a graphical front end to parted anyway I believe. I've also used an earlier program called "ntfsresize" that I think came from the Linux-NTFS project group.

You are right: There are free ways to do most anything in Linux. They just aren't always the easiest to learn how to use, but often very powerful once you learn them. Linux software doesn't treat you like you are an idiot like a lot of Windows software does. The instructions to them are technical, not brain-dead. Then the software often give you more options than you know what to do with. I *like* those features.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 08:13 PM   #6
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I agree with Tunny. In have use Bootit NG 1.61b on both NTFS and Fat32 and it works great.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 08:20 PM   #7
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I used this one prog that had qtparted and it wouldnt let me enlarge my ntfs partion.. Oh well i accidently wrote over it anyway... Im no newb to linux.. So i know how its differnt.. I came to linux for 2 things... Free stuff as in free programs and as in free support and freedom and the other is control.. Wincrap xp sucked.. Always issues and more..
 
Old 05-03-2004, 10:40 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by iotc247
I used this one prog that had qtparted and it wouldnt let me enlarge my ntfs partion..
Oh, you are right (I stand corrected), I just checked the latest version of parted as provided by Debian unstable (1.6.9) and sure enough, NTFS resizing isn't supported. I thought I had used it once, but I guess I *tried* to use it and ended up using ntfsresize instead, which I know works because I used it on this laptop I'm currently using that came with the Evil Empire's XP OS on a single partition but now has a hard drive installation of Knoppix shoehorned into it. Life is very good with it now.
 
  


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