[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: NTFS fears

On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Jaye Inabnit ke6sls wrote:
> I have been reading a lot of info about NFTS used on this laptop by
> Windoz-XP. The original thought was to simply re-size the HD to make
> room for Linux. Now, after reading all these warnings, I am wondering
> if re-sizing is even possible or sane? 


> I did procure a copy of Partition Magic 7.0, which apparently will try
> to resize the NTFS partition. My reasoning is: worse case, I can
> always dump an old copy of windoz98se and try to locate drivers later.

Partition Magic has been reported by many people to work quite reliably
in this configuration, including someone I discussed exactly your
situation (resize existing XP partition) with recently off-list.

So, on that basis, you should be fine doing it with Partition Magic. I
would not recommend using any of the free tools to do the work, though,
unless you really want to test them.

While I don't know they will fail, I have heard nothing that says they
will work, which makes me nervous for the data. Oh, and do backups of
anything that matters first. :)


There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many
people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality
and never allow the world within to assert itself.
        -- Hermann Hesse

Reply to: