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Re: Partitioning problem -- no writepermission to partitiontable

[Bero: please see my comments below about additional qtparted bugs]

On Mon, 19 Dec 2005, [iso-8859-1] Søren Christensen wrote:

> I'm not able to change the size of the one partition containing Win
> XP.
> Well, here is another clue: qtparted reports, that support for ntfs
> filesystem is not implemented yet.

This message is from libparted, not from qtparted. Qtparted is a frontend
to several utilitites and libraries. Ntfs related things are done by utils
from ntfsprogs via qtparted, not by libparted.

> Trying to do a resize, it ends with the error-message: Filesystem check
> failed! Totally 1 cluster accounting mismatches.

This means that your NTFS was corrupted by the Windows driver. However
qtparted doesn't show you the full ntfsresize diagnostic message which is:

 "This software has detected that your NTFS is corrupted. Please run chkdsk /f
  on Windows then reboot it TWICE! Important, don't forget the /f parameter!
  Afterwards you can run ntfsresize. No modification was made to NTFS."
> I just ran a filesystem check from Win XP, it ended succesfully, that
> is, reporting no errors.

You didn't use the /f option of chkdsk and in these cases chkdsk doesn't
find, report and fix all problems.
> I didn't mean to say, that it is the same thing. In terms of effect =>
> not being able to change the Win XP partition-size, but perhaps it is
> two different problems.

Your Windows messed up your NTFS and Linux won't resize it until you fix
it first.

> I just tried another time with sarge-installer, and at least I'm not
> able to find out how to change the size of the partition with the
> installer.
> Some one on this list gave me theimpression, that this was possible.

Yes, it's possible since Oct 1, 2004 but the method is quite unintuitive
[many people are confused about it]. 

It's something like this [note, this is for Ubuntu but as I remember they
just use the Debian way, unchanged]:

   When the [Partitioning disks] screen appears do the following steps:

   1. Choose the "Manually edit partition table" option.
   2. Choose the NTFS partition you want to resize.
   3. Choose the "Size:" line.
   4. Choose <Yes> if you are asked about "Write changes to disk and
      resize the partition?".
   5. Enter the new size.
   6. Wait patiently until the resize process frees the needed space for 

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