Resizing ntfs partition

Nicholas Leippe nick at leippe.com
Mon Feb 26 16:13:06 MST 2007


On Monday 26 February 2007 16:08, Nicholas Leippe wrote:
> On Monday 26 February 2007 15:51, Kelly Terry 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.
>
> Just curious, how does "no important data to back up - just the windows
> install with drivers and very little software." consume nearly 55GB ?

Okay, so you did say he's only using about 5GB (my reading incomprehension 
there), but it still makes me wonder why after the defrag you don't see a 
full 70GB hunk of space at the end...




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