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Re: Partitioning problem -- no writepermission to partitiontable

You may find that it all works better if you boot into windows and turn off virtual memory. also maybe turn off system restore. In the past, those two items have written unmoveable blocks on the disk and prevent the partition from being properly resized. Its been a over a year now, though, so that may have changed. ymmv.

also, there is something scary about turning off system restore before resizing the partition... hmm...


Søren Christensen wrote:
On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 03:51:51PM +0100, Szakacsits Szabolcs wrote:

[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

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."

Thank you very much for the precise information, I'll try that.
  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 installation.

I'll try parted first.


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