[conspire] NTFS Resizing

Nick Jennings nkj at namodn.com
Mon Feb 24 10:19:13 PST 2003

Speaking of Mandrake, is anyone running it right now? I've installed it at 
work to replace my FreeBSD 4.7 system because I need Wine to work properly
and would like to use browser plugins etc. without bothering with linux
emulation (which worked fine, but the mozilla versions were a bit dated,
and the performance was slugish compared to the native mozilla build).

I'm wondering if Mandrake has a setup program for wine, I mean I could
configure it "the old fashion way", but then I don't see why I should
have installed Mandrake if I have to do that. :)

I'm asking here first in an attempt to avoid joining yet another mailing 

- Nick

On Sun, Feb 23, 2003 at 11:45:55AM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ed Biow (biow at bigfoot.com):
> > There was a thread on this forum a coupla-few of months back about
> > utilities for resizing NTFS partitions.   Mandrake has just released
> > 9.1 RC1, which includes NTFS resizing, apparently from ntfsresize
> > utility (http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/ntfsresize.html), part of
> > the Linux-NTFS Project: http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/.
> Hi, Ed!  Yes, thank you for bringing this up.  Yes, Mandrakesoft is the
> first distribution publisher to include ntfsresize in its installer.
> ntfsresize has been included in Linux-Mandrake's "Cooker" experimental
> distribution for quite a while, and has been in 9.1 pre-releases since
> Beta 3.  They reportedly have a nice graphical front-end on it.
> > I believe this is the same resizer used in Xandros.
> Actually, _that_ one is PQDisk, a scriptable version of PowerQuest's
> Partition Magic.   Please note that the NTFS resizer is reportedly
> included only in the Xandros Desktop OS _Deluxe_ edition, not Standard
> Edition.
> I try to keep my http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/linux-info/ntfs document
> updated, on these matters, mostly courtesy of occasional e-mails from 
> Szabolcs Szakacsits, author of ntfsresize.
> > I think I'll probably attend the InstallFest on the 8th of March, if that is 
> > still in the offing.   Just out of curiosity, does FreeBSD or its ilk ever 
> > get installed at one of these affairs? 
> Pretty much at every one of them.  I bring a 4-disk set of 4.7 aka
> FreeBSD-stable.  Although I have an August 2001 snapshot of 5.0 aka
> FreeBSD-current, it's way out of date, and I really ought to throw it
> out, I guess.
> FreeBSD is very straight-forward to install.  NetBSD is less so, though
> it can be a lifesaver on some of the more exotic non-x86 architectures.
> i have NetBSD 1.5.2 disks for a bunch of architectures.  I have a
> three-CD set of OpenBSD for i386 as well.  Its installer is, well,
> cranky and paranoid, as is fitting.
> > I don't think I'm quite ready for FreeBSD, but I'd like to give Redhat
> > 8.0 a spin or maybe SuSE 8.0 if it is available.  
> We certainly have RH 8.0.  From a certain set of rumblings one hears out
> on the Net, 8.1 might actually be out by then -- or not.  SuSE would
> certainly be fun, but I'd encourage you to buy a boxed set if you wish
> to try it.  We bring to installfests the 7.0 "evaluation" single-CD
> version.  SuSE Linux AG's business model entails giving you various
> incentives to buy the boxed sets, including more-recent versions of
> software and many, many more CD-ROMs.  All of those boxed-set CDs
> contain non-redistributable proprietary software.  Therefore, the disks
> as a whole may not lawfully be duplicated and redistributed.
> On the various editions of SuSE, please see:
> http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/linux-info/suse-product-strategy
> -- 
> Cheers,            There are only 10 types of people in this world -- 
> Rick Moen          those who understand binary arithmetic and those who don't.
> rick at linuxmafia.com
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