[RndTbl] Resizing XP NTFS partitions
billreid at shaw.ca
Mon Apr 26 13:32:38 CDT 2004
I have used parted successfully. I think I have used it on NTFS file
system but it does say it supports it.
Glen Ditchfield wrote:
> I have a Windows XP machine, and I want to add SuSE 9.0. I want to cut the
> existing 39GB NTFS partition in half to make room. SuSE's installer tries,
> but brings up a dialog box saying that due to limitations of the software,
> the file system can only be shrunk by up to 3584 MB, and advises me to run a
> disk defragmentation program under Windows to move the used blocks toward the
> start of the partition. If I use the installer CD in rescue mode and try
> ntfsresize, it comes up with the same numbers.
> The Windows XP defragmenter shows the last half of the partition as being
> free. If I run it repeatedly, it claims to be compacting the same set of
> files over and over, but SuSE's "3584MB" number doesn't change.
> Some web searching turns up suggestions that XP's NTFS is different from
> earlier NTFS. Can ntfsresize really shrink the partition by more than
> Is Partition Magic my only hope?
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