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Re: defragmenting/resizing



On Freitag, 15. August 2003 23:23, François TOURDE wrote:
> Le 12279ième jour après Epoch,
>
> Bilal Ahmad écrivait:
> > I have bought recently a HP Pavilion ze5300 laptop w/ a 40G hard drive
> > (38G actually), and with Windows XP Pro. I want to partition the hard
> > drive so that I leave 18G for XP Pro and 20G for Debian. Windows Disk
> > Defragmenter leaves a chunk of files right in the middle of the disk:
> >
> >
> > /////*****************_________________*****_____________________________
> >_______
> >
> >
> >
> > /// ---- System files
> > *** ---- Contiguous files
> > ___ ---- Free space
>
> some solutions:
>
> 1) Remove Windows XP... Using this technique, you can be sure that no more
> windows problem will occur... :) It's my prefered one ...
>
> 2) Use the first free space for /usr and / and swap ... Whatever everything
> from GNU/Linux that can fit on this space
>
> 3) Use partition magic. This software is able to move some 'fixed'
> partitions.

Question: did anyone try to use qtparted from a Knoppix CD yet to resize an 
NTFS partition (with ntfsresize as the backend) ?

Ralf
>
> 4) Ask for your vendor the original installation disks... They must have
> these disks...
>
> 5) Remove Windows XP... Did I say that before ?...
>
> --
> Learning French is trivial: the word for horse is cheval, and everything
> else follows in the same way.
> 		-- Alan J. Perlis

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