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BarfBag
July 2nd, 2006, 02:06 AM
My Dad's going to try Ubuntu. When he saw the shipit CD's come in the mail, he was very impressed. I have a question regarding resizing an NTFS (XP) partition. He has a 120 GB drive that XP formatted. I'm looking for a free disk utility that will shrink it down so Ubuntu can install on what's left.

I don't want to do it from Ubuntu setup.

darklemming54
July 2nd, 2006, 02:12 AM
I've heard the gparted live CD is very good. you can get it here (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php)

P.S. you might want to use general support (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=131) next time for a question like this

John.Michael.Kane
July 2nd, 2006, 02:13 AM
You may want to have a look a these gparted livecd (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php) (R)ecovery (I)s (P)ossible (http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-robotti/looplinux/rip/) SystemRescueCd (http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page) Trinity Rescue Kit (http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?wpid=1&front_id=12)

tonyr
July 2nd, 2006, 02:31 AM
Read the first post in this (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=114142) thread by
aysiu. It recommennds using the live cd from PcLinuxOS (http://www.pclinuxos.com/page.php?7)
and using the utility DiskDrake on that.

Note that the PcLinuxOs link in that article is apparently obsolete. The one I
included works.

woedend
July 2nd, 2006, 02:39 AM
Ive found that the ubuntu-alternate-install disk does this job perfectly. IVe done it to 5 or so XP computers so far without a hitch.

sophtpaw
July 2nd, 2006, 03:02 AM
don't hate Microsoft. Just love GNU/Linux

BWF89
July 2nd, 2006, 04:14 AM
http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

deanlinkous
July 2nd, 2006, 05:36 AM
Well I would say that one is about as good as another since I would think they all use libparted as the backend. But I do keep gparted liveCD around since it is kept very up to date and it is a small download and has a lite GUI also.

But I have never had a problem partitioning during the installation on debian either.

mrcowcow
July 2nd, 2006, 06:19 AM
http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
Yes, this works well. I just used it to resize my Windows partion today, so I could install Dapper on my desktop. It is very easy to use.

BWF89
July 2nd, 2006, 01:37 PM
Yes, this works well. I just used it to resize my Windows partion today, so I could install Dapper on my desktop. It is very easy to use.
Yeah, its a clone of Partition-Magic 8