Resizing ntfs partition
bryan.sant at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 16:01:48 MST 2007
On 2/26/07, Kelly Terry <ksterry at mstarmetro.net> wrote:
> I was going to install Fedora on a friends computer. He has windows xp
> pro installed so I defragmented the drive. He's using only about 5 gb
> of a 75 gb hard drive. The graphic showed a lot (at least 20gb) of
> unused space at the end of the drive after defragmenting. If I use the
> tool that comes with mandriva for shrinking the ntfs partition by 10 gb
> to install linux will that render the windows ntfs partition unusable?
> I've done this with fat 32 file systems with no problem many times
> before but never on an ntfs partition. There's really no important
> data to back up - just the windows install with drivers and very little
> software. Still my friend is nervous and doesn't want to risk a
> windows reinstall.
I've used GParted many times to resize NTFS partitions (I don't know
if this is what Mandriva uses).
Once you do the resize, I think a forced scandisk runs when you first
boot back into Windows. After that, Windows will go through a quick
and automatic "detect new hardware" gyration when the desktop loads.
I've resized NTFS with GParted on four different XP machines and none
of them had any problems. YMMV.
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