[clug-talk] GParted and Windows XP ntfs partitions
eb at chionatech.com
Wed Sep 27 10:10:33 PDT 2006
I just looked at the partimage site and it says the NTFS is
experimental, does anyone have experience using it with NTFS? Cuz I
would totally do that.
Gustin Johnson wrote:
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> Of course, you can always make an image of D with partimage, delete D:,
> resize C:, then create a new partition for D, then re-image that
> partition from your backup. It helps if you defrag D before imaging.
> Instead of partimage, I have had good luck with dd_rhelp (a front end
> for dd_rescue). This takes longer as it copies empty space as well, but
> it may be more reliable.
> Of course, I can make no assurances that you will not will not toast
> your D drive.
> Evan Brown wrote:
>> That's exactly the case, C: butts up against D: who leaves unpartitioned
>> space to just hang around in there when they create their partitions.
>> Creating E: is not an option as the patch that I need to install will
>> only install to the drive that I have VS 2005 on which is C: . I may
>> have to uninstall VS 2005 and install it on the D: drive I guess if I
>> can't resize C: which kinda sucks.
>> Nick Wiltshire wrote:
>>> Just a guess -- a lot of times you can't move the beginning of a partition.
>>> So, even though you can resize D:, if it happens to start on the block
>>> following the end of C:, you might be stuck.
>>> The only solution if this is the case is to create E:
>>> On Wednesday 27 September 2006 9:07 am, Evan Brown wrote:
>>>> I downloaded GParted to resize my 2 windows partitions. I have a laptop
>>>> that I use for developement and it has 2 partitions C: is 20 gigs, D: is
>>>> 30 gigs. When I originally set them up I figured 20 gigs for software
>>>> was fine but after loading Visual Studio 2005 and keeping 6 plus all
>>>> MSDN libraries etc etc and a few other programs that I need I'm down to
>>>> about a gig. The beta patch for VS 2005 yesterday and I was trying to
>>>> install it and I ran outta disk room so I need more space. The other
>>>> partition has 18 gig free so I figured I'd move them around with
>>>> GParted. This morning I attempted to do so and had some troubles, I can
>>>> resize my D: partition and make it smaller, giving me unallocated space,
>>>> I can format that new space into an ntfs partition, what I can't do is
>>>> make my C: any bigger, it won't let me grow it at all. Do I have to
>>>> resize the D: and actually apply the changes and then reboot and then
>>>> use GParted again to resize after the drives have actually been resized.
>>>> I didn't want to test that theory so I didn't apply any of the changes
>>>> at all, rebooted back into Win XP and decided to write this mail. Any
>>>> help would be awesome.
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