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chris h
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:48 pm    Post subject: Can I get Blag 9002 to resize XP NTFS partition? Reply with quote

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.

jebba
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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:

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/

-Jeff

mike_m
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used knoppix/qtparted to shrink a few NTFS partitions. It's always worked without problems.

Never tried to make one bigger though :)

Jason
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all know you can write to NTFS from Linux with a bit of help. Well I found this utility to write to ext2/ext3 from Windows. Quite handy and ends the need to have a shared FAT partition.

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm

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