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Re: NTFS fears

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On Friday 30 August 2002 01:47 am, Matthias Szupryczynski wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-08-30 at 17:39, 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?  One user on a local LUG strongly
> > advised against attempting to resize the drive.
> >
> > After reading up on both Gnu/Parted and Randish(sp), I think it isn't the
> > best idea to try to resize NTFS.  However, I would like to get any info
> > from others who may have actually done this and succeeded.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > The reason I wanted to save this installation was to be able to use a
> > generic windoz box when testings stuff like browsers, my LAN network
> > settings, etc.
> >
> > Concensus?  Should I go for it, or foobar the hd/working install and
> > start over with win98se and hope drivers exist?
> I used PM 7.0 quite often for resizing NTFS partitions, and it always
> worked --- except this one time (..), where my complete partition table
> was completely shredded to pieces for good. And I am still not sure why
> that happened ... so, basically you should be alright with using PM, but
> whatever you do .... backup your data !!!
> You just can't be sure what windows is up to ;)
> Matt

Thanks to all who dropped a note about this.  Last night, in the early hours, 
I started.  Cut off 2GB, then another, then another, and now am finished!  
Windoz-xp lives (is this really a good thing?). . .

Thanks again.  Partition Magic 7.0 was able to do as claimed.


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