Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:48 pm Post subject: Can I get Blag 9002 to resize XP NTFS partition?
So I've spent a while today & yesterday looking at how I can make my laptop ideologically pure. The problem I've hit is how to make new disk partitions for the OSs to live on (I figure I want 1 XP / NTFS, 1 linux and 1 shared FAT32).
There's no way to partition the hard drive from within XP, unless i go
buy some resizing software for ~$60. If I use my BLAG CD (9002) it seems to want to overwrite the existing partition, which would be ok except that the XP CDs I have are System Recovery only and they depend on the disk image remaining on the C drive. If that goes I apparently have to buy a full restore disk from godknowswhere.
With me so far?
And if so, am I missing anything? I was wondering if the Linux Rescue mode includes something like "parted" and if I'm right in thinking that could do me a Non-destructive partition resize?
My other option might be to get hold of a LiveCD distro that has qtparted (?) and try and use that to alter the partitions.
Or am I just completely off on one?
Any advice gratefully received.
Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:19 pm Post subject:
You're best bet may be to use something like knoppix to boot up and then resize. That said, I've never done it myself.
Or check out this project & look for ntfs-tools. I think there is a resizing tool: