Re: mount ntfs only readable?
On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 04:36:51PM -0400, ebenoit wrote:
> Carl is it possible to do this:
> I have a 100gb hd the whole hd is an ntfs file system, however I only
> have 46gb of information I want to save ....could I shrink the partition
> size with out loosing any of the 46gb data and then change the other
> 54gb to a an LVM ext3 partition, so that I can copy the 46gb of data to
> the new 54gb linux partition.
Yes. You should defragment the NTFS partition before running ntfsresize,
and of course back up anything irreplaceable.
> I am hoping ntfsresize is a linux program since their is no NT OS just
> an ntfs partition with my stuff on it.
It's on the current Debian netinst CD image. (I used it literally yesterday
to put Etch on a newly-bought computer.)
You can't ntfsresize from the installer, though. Before letting the
installer do any partitioning, use Alt-F2 to get to a root console and run
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