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    GParted resizing NTFS partition/adding new partiton, GParted appears to be frozen

    I'm on Ubuntu 12.10. I just ran GParted and shrunk my Windows Vista (NTFS) partition, and added a new ext4 partition, so I can install Arch Linux. A couple of minutes later, only the desktop background is on the screen, and GParted appears to be frozen. It's been more than half an hour. Is this normal? Thanks.
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    Re: GParted resizing NTFS partition/adding new partiton, GParted appears to be frozen

    Gparted cannot handle NTFS properly, you have to use windows to resize it. There is a possibility now that you wreaked the Hard Drive.

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    Re: GParted resizing NTFS partition/adding new partiton, GParted appears to be frozen

    Quote Originally Posted by ManamiVixen View Post
    Gparted cannot handle NTFS properly, you have to use windows to resize it. There is a possibility now that you wreaked the Hard Drive.
    Oh.. God. This isn't good.

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    Re: GParted resizing NTFS partition/adding new partiton, GParted appears to be frozen

    Did I really mess up the hard drive? I am so scared right now. So scared.

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    Re: GParted resizing NTFS partition/adding new partiton, GParted appears to be frozen

    No, it will still work, but you may have lost windows and possibly the master boot record. Reboot to see what happens. It might still work, but hours isn't common for a resize.

    Otherwise, reinstalling Windows and Linux is still possible with the drive.

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    Re: GParted resizing NTFS partition/adding new partiton, GParted appears to be frozen

    Ah, okay. I might wait a little bit more, and then I'll reboot. Hopefully it will.

    I really hope I didn't lose Windows.

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    Re: GParted resizing NTFS partition/adding new partiton, GParted appears to be frozen

    If there are issues, there is a FAQ from GParted that can help if issues arise.

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/faq.php

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    Re: GParted resizing NTFS partition/adding new partiton, GParted appears to be frozen

    Thanks for the link.

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    Re: GParted resizing NTFS partition/adding new partiton, GParted appears to be frozen

    Do not force shutdown. Remember the elephants if using any Linux.
    Never force shutdown your laptop. Use Alt+SysRq R-E-I-S-U-B instead. (For newer laptops they don't bother adding the SysRq print to the key, but it's the same as the PrtScr key)

    Holding down Alt and SysRq (which is the Print Screen key) while slowly typing REISUB
    R-E-I-S-U-B to force shutdown
    A good way to remember it is.
    Raising Skinny Elephants Is Utterly Boring ...or
    Reboot System Even If Ultimately Broken ...LOL.
    http://kember.net/articles/reisub-th...linux-restart/
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...4#post12543274



    Often it needs chkdsk. But you need a Windows repairCD or flash drive to run chkdsk. You cannot run chkdsk from Linux.

    Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm
    Windows users only - Silverlight
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc

    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html

    I have used a Windows 7 repair flash to run chkdsk on my XP, it actually worked better for chkdsk, but caused other issues and I had to repair PBR - partition boot sector as it converted it from XP to Vista/7.
    But if repairCD/Flash is not exactly same version you will not be able to run auto repairs and you may not be able to do much beyond chkdsk.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: GParted resizing NTFS partition/adding new partiton, GParted appears to be frozen

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Do not force shutdown. Remember the elephants if using any Linux.
    Never force shutdown your laptop. Use Alt+SysRq R-E-I-S-U-B instead. (For newer laptops they don't bother adding the SysRq print to the key, but it's the same as the PrtScr key)

    Holding down Alt and SysRq (which is the Print Screen key) while slowly typing REISUB
    R-E-I-S-U-B to force shutdown
    A good way to remember it is.
    Raising Skinny Elephants Is Utterly Boring ...or
    Reboot System Even If Ultimately Broken ...LOL.
    http://kember.net/articles/reisub-th...linux-restart/
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...4#post12543274



    Often it needs chkdsk. But you need a Windows repairCD or flash drive to run chkdsk. You cannot run chkdsk from Linux.

    Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm
    Windows users only - Silverlight
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc

    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html

    I have used a Windows 7 repair flash to run chkdsk on my XP, it actually worked better for chkdsk, but caused other issues and I had to repair PBR - partition boot sector as it converted it from XP to Vista/7.
    But if repairCD/Flash is not exactly same version you will not be able to run auto repairs and you may not be able to do much beyond chkdsk.
    Oh, sorry. I force shutdown. Vista automatically ran chkdisk when I booted in to it, and it works fine. Man, am I lucky. Thanks for the advice, though!

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