[sf-lug] NTFS resize failing...
tom at greenleaftech.net
Thu Dec 20 10:16:31 PST 2007
On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 10:04 -0800, Ernest De Leon wrote:
> This may sound stupid, and I don't mean to insult your intelligence,
> but many times when I have run into this it's because windows did not
> shut down properly or something like that. Try to restart windows,
> verify that the all of the data is to the front of the disk like you
> want, put the gparted (or whatever tool) in the drive, and make sure
> windows shuts down normally and properly. Basically you are making
> sure that the NTFS partition is clean when you shut down. Now turn on
> the PC and go into the tool and make your changes.
Yeah, I did try that. I'm wondering if I need to manually force a
Windows disk check or something? I'm not very familiar with Windows, so
I don't know how to do that, but I did make sure it shut down cleanly
before booting into all of the above.
> Hopefully this works for you.
> On Dec 20, 2007 9:31 AM, Tom Haddon <tom at greenleaftech.net> wrote:
> 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
> 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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