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Re: External hard drive problem

On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 11:28:17AM -0700, Karl Hegbloom wrote:
> The problem with that is that it's much slower than a hard drive
> install.  Keep that in mind while you finish your coffee waiting for
> OpenOffice to post it's first frame on your display...
> I've used www.sysresccd.org to resize an NTFS partition in an i386
> laptop.  I can't guarantee it will work, but it might...  On amd64,
> perhaps NTFS is using different sizes for things?  Or perhaps it's 64
> bit anyhow?  You boot to XP, defrag the disk, boot the CD, type
> 'run_qtparted', resize, boot XP and let it checkdisk, then boot a debian
> installer disk and let it take the free space.  Works great on i386
> (ymmv; make a backup); not sure about amd64.

No, it is the same NTFS, since the laptops are shipping with 32bit XP,
and as far as I have been able to tell, running both 32 and 64bit XP on
a laptop they can read and write each others NTFS just fine.

Len Sorensen

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