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DMinard
January 2nd, 2009, 08:39 PM
I was hoping to resize an NTFS windows XP partition with gparted and it wont let me. if i open gparted and click show features in the gparted menu it tells me that resizing for NTFS is not available. i know that people have used gparted to resize NTFS but y cant i? i am running ubuntu 8.10

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff16/dterror/GParted-Features.jpg

wolfen69
January 2nd, 2009, 08:41 PM
sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs should allow you to work with windows drives. restart gparted if open.

ibizatunes
January 2nd, 2009, 08:42 PM
I had issue something like that, boot to XP run a check disk in xp, (selected to run at next bootup) reboot, do the check disk, then reboot again to your live cd, then increase your partition on your live ubuntu session

DMinard
January 2nd, 2009, 08:48 PM
sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs should allow you to work with windows drives. restart gparted if open.

worked like a charm thanks man

wolfen69
January 2nd, 2009, 08:48 PM
I had issue something like that, boot to XP run a check disk in xp, (selected to run at next bootup) reboot, do the check disk, then reboot again to your live cd, then increase your partition on your live ubuntu session

gparted does not come with ntfs utilities by default. hence the need for ntfsprogs.

bumanie
January 2nd, 2009, 08:50 PM
The solutions above will probably work. Another thing you could do would be to download the dedicated gparted live cd (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=115843&package_id=125754) and use that - it's never failed me, whereas, on rare occasions the ubuntu version has not worked.

-kg-
January 2nd, 2009, 09:26 PM
The solutions above will probably work. Another thing you could do would be to download the dedicated gparted live cd (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=115843&package_id=125754) and use that - it's never failed me, whereas, on rare occasions the ubuntu version has not worked.

If I have something to do quick and in a hurry, I usually will pop in the Ubuntu Live CD, and it pretty much has never failed me, but yes, the GPartEd Live CD is specifically set up to do nothing much more than to manipulate partitions on hard drives.

There are times I use it, as well, and as you said it has never failed me.

If you need further information on partitioning, please check out https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition.