Help! GParted wont resize XP drive...
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 25, 2007
I opened/booted GParted and tried to resize the partition to 31 gigs (its a 80GiB HDD) and it kept saying that an error had occurred and couldn't complete. I have XP on the drive mentioned before, and Ubuntu on a 12GiB HDD. I want to put Ubuntu and XP on the big drive and mess around on the 12GiB with other distros. How do i wipe the 80GiB drive? will GParted wipe but not resize?
Error trying to resize NTFS partition with Gparted
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 4, 2007
I was planning to install ubuntu on my box to dual
boot with XP. I need to resize my drive, so i used gparted. I got this an error message about file errors causing it to fail. Ran chkdsk a few times but still haven't been able to resize. here are the latest error messages.
Resize /dev/hda2 from 69.51 GiB to 35.00 GiB ( ERROR )
check filesystem on /dev/hda2 for errors and (if possible) fix them ( SUCCES )
ntfsresize -P -i -f -v /dev/hda2
ntfsresize v1.12.1 (libntfs 8:1:0)
Using locale 'en_US.UTF-8'.
Device name : /dev/hda2
NTFS volume version: 3.1
Cluster size : 4096 bytes
Current volume size: 74636190208 bytes (74637 MB)
Current device size: 74636190720 bytes (74637 MB)
Checking filesystem consistency ...
Accounting clusters ...
Space in use : 14665 MB (19.6%)
Collecting resizing constraints ...
Estimating smallest shrunken size supported ...
File feature Last used at By inode
$MFT : 3286 MB 0
Multi-Record : 62095 MB
can't resize ntfs yellow exclamation point w/ live cd gparted dual boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 21, 2008
I have just reinstalled windows and want to dual boot ubuntu. I booted up a fresh live CD and opened System -> Admin -> Partition Editor (gparted).
The dev/sda1 ntfs drive has a yellow exclamation point. I did defrag windows before booting to Ubuntu Live CD.
When I click the ntfs partition (dev/sda1) and then click Resize/Move the Minimum and Maximum sizes are identical, and I can't resize at all.
Windows is using about 12G, I want to allocate:
180G ntfs (Shared Data drive)
30G ext2/ext3 Ubuntu
How do I resize?
I've tried sudo gparted, no luck...
Gparted refuses to resize NTFS (3G) partition, even if it has been unmounted.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 2, 2007
So I have my NTFS partition. I want to resize it with gparted. If it is mounted then gparted (naturally) refuses to resize it. But if it is unmounted, then it is still not possible to do so. So I'm just gonna write a bunch of info which I hope will help you spot the problem.
I'm using Ubuntu 6.10 - the Edgy Eft.
The NTFS partition is /dev/hda2.
I'm using NTFS-3G to deal with my NTFS-partition (I say "deal" since I hate MicroSoft).
Here comes my /etc/fstab
gparted claiming it can resize NTFS partitions...
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 10, 2009
...but we all know it can't. not reliably. certainly not reliably if there is data or Windows on that NTFS partition, anyways. source and proof here and here.
should this broken functionality be removed (or ask for super-duper-are-you-really-sure-confirmation) from gparted prior to it being packaged for inclusion in Ubuntu until such time as gparted/ubuntu can do it reliably and properly?
i know, i know... "its an upstream problem, gparted is not an ubuntu product!"
well, great. its still an upstream problem that affects a whole ton of potential future Ubuntu users.
the installer would simply say:
"hey chief, Ubuntu sees that you are attempting to tell it to resize a partition with Windows on it. If you want Windows to continue to function, please resize it in windows first, then come back to this LiveCD. are you positive you want to risk a 50/50 chance of borking Windows by letting Ubuntu attempt to resize it's partition?"
GParted cannot resize linux partition
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 8, 2012
System specs: Acer Aspire 5738Z, Ubuntu 11.10 with GParted. 320GB hard-drive. (GParted is confused, the total of all partitions is 426GB, but the manufacturer's sticker clearly says "320GB HDD".)
I had allocated 10GB to Ubuntu during the installation a year and a bit ago. I thought that I could have a copy of any file on my windows partition, so I wouldn't need it on the Ubuntu one. But that recently has been too much of a hassle, so I've decided that I'd extend my linux partition, I'm supposed to have 320GB and I've hardly used any of it!
But, with hard drive partitions, there are always roadblocks and safety features etc. So of course, it won't be as simple as resizing the Windows partition, extending the linux one... *sigh*
I've attached a screenshot of Gparted.
PQSERVICE is Acer's built-in factory restore partition, I don't want to touch that.
System Reserved is reserved for something... Probably for bootloading so I definitely don't want to touch that.
The first ACER
Virtualbox Gparted VDI Resize
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 7, 2009
My first post in these forums so I apologize if this is the wrong place to be asking this.
I followed these instructions to start a VDI resize and I am seeing this take a long time and there isn't any visible progress bar or indication of the amount of time it will take to complete (posted in thread on VirtualBox.org):
You could try something like this (see also Tutorial - All about VDIs: How can I resize the partitions inside my VDI?):
1. Create a new VDI of the desired size.
2. Boot GParted Live in a VM with both old and new VDIs attached.
3. Check in the partition editor (opened automatically after booting) what your old and new disk locations are. (It'll be something like /dev/hda and /dev/hdb.)
4. Copy contents from old to new disk. This will take a fair amount of time. (Here /dev/hdX is your original disk and /dev/hdY the new one).
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dd if=/dev/hdX of=/dev/hdY
Tried to use gparted to resize partition, now can't boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 9, 2010
I had Ubuntu 9.10 Server installed on a 1.5.TB drive with a 500mb boot partition and the rest LVM. Tried to us gparted to resize and change format of partition so i could try and setup a dual boot with Windows. It didn't work, after reboot grub fails, and can't get into system. Using LiveCD now, and in gparted it shows my 1.5. TB drive as partition: unallocated, and filesystem: unallocated.
Tell me what u need me to post to help resolve this problem, and how to do it.
GParted Partition Resize Interrupted
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 9, 2013
OK, so this is basically worst case scenario: I was resizing and moving a large partition (Of course, I don't have a backup. please don't remind me) and during the actual partition copy my laptop locked up (HDD led stopped, no response to any stimulus) and had to be rebooted.
The operation in progress was moving an NTFS partition with a size of about 350GB to the LEFT by a few hundred GB. It was about 95GB in.
Here's a picture (approximate) of the layout of the disk before and after the move. The current layout looks like the "after", but the copy did not complete successfully. Gparted correctly reports that the partition is all fscked up, and I know better than to try to mount it.
So, assuming gparted isn't bat-**** insane, and based on both assumption and the progress of the operation, that gparted first moves the partition leftward to its desired location and then expands it rightward until it fills the requested space. Since the operation was interrupte
Using Gparted to resize a partition
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 20, 2010
I am trying to use gparted to repartition and create a new partition in my drive the new partition is for Win Xp. I cannot repartition the main partition because it is mounted. What is the work around? How do I unmount the partition so I may resize it?
Also, I am using the gparted live cd. My laptop igmnores it when I boot up and just goes into Ubuntu 8.04 thta is on the hard disk. How do I use this disk - force my laptop to use this disk? The live cd gparted disk that is.
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