Resizing ntfs partition

Kelly Terry ksterry at mstarmetro.net
Mon Feb 26 16:32:30 MST 2007


On Monday 26 February 2007 4:13 pm, Nicholas Leippe wrote:
> 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...
>

The defrag left a portion of the disk used somewhere in the middle.  I 
don't know why it left that data unmoved but I at least have 20 gig at 
the end.  Thanks for the link.  I just d'loaded gparted and will give 
it a try.

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Kelly Terry
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