[sf-lug] NTFS resize failing...

Charles Wyble charles at thewybles.com
Thu Dec 20 10:09:17 PST 2007

What version of windows? Any volume managers or compression/encryption programs in use? 

This is a rather interesting problem. I have done dozens of resizes of nt, XP, vista without incident.

How weird. :)
-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Haddon <tom at greenleaftech.net>

Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 09:31:08 
To:SFLUG Mailing List <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
Subject: [sf-lug] NTFS resize failing...

Hi Folks,

Hoping someone can help here...

My missus was so impressed with mythbuntu (which I've recently setup for
us with an old laptop) that she's decided it's time for her to try out
Ubuntu. I'd like to go the dual boot method, and have defragmented and
compacted her disk layout, but then trying both gparted (Ubuntu and
SystemRescueCD) and diskdrake (PC Linux OS), neither was able to resize
the ntfs partition. 

She has a 55GB disk that's got over 24GB free and I've made sure the
space is all at the tail end of the drive per Windows Disk Defragmenter
layout. I was planning to resize the Windows partition to 40GB, leaving
15GB for Ubuntu.

Any ideas what the problem could be? gparted only lets me resize by 8MB
either way, and diskdrake says ntfsresize failed (before I've even told
it by what values I want to resize).

Thanks, Tom

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