[ILUG] State of the Booting
ompaul at eircom.net
Wed Nov 24 20:23:12 GMT 2004
Michael Conry wrote:
>On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 17:12:06 +0000, Niall Walsh <linux at esatclear.ie> wrote:
>>Finally, what are peoples personal recent (i.e. preferably on the latest
>>releases from $YOUR_FAV_DISTRO) experiences with ntfs and Linux? From
>>qtaprted resizing them
>I recently resized an ntfs partition on a windowsXP equipped laptop.
>qtparted from the Kanotix CD worked ok-ish. I had a 60gb hard drive,
>but qtparted would only do fairly modest reductions on the windows
>partition (say down to 40GB). When i rebooted to windows, it did a
>check on the partition. Then i rebooted to linux, and i could squeeze
>it down more. Doing this a couple of times allowed me to squeeze the
>XP partition down to about 10gb.
>My memory could be failing on me now, but i think that on the last
>iteration qtparted would have allowed me to resize the partition down
>to something smaller than the data it held, which made no sense (i
>used 10gb instead). I could be misremembering this, or could have
>misunderstood the output from the program at the time.
>Of course the whole exercise was rendered pointless two days later
>when i attempted to do
> mke2fs /dev/hdc6
>and instead accidentally typed
> mke2fs /dev/hdc
Na this was not accidential it was fate :)
The bytes were sending you messages.
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