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Hello everybody, I am asking for help to my little problem. I want to shrink the partition on my laptop to install Linux (currently VISTA), but I cannot create new ...
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    Partitioning resizing problem


    Hello everybody, I am asking for help to my little problem. I want to shrink the partition on my laptop to install Linux (currently VISTA), but I cannot create new or resize my partition. I tried with the native VISTA partitioner, I tried Partition Magic, every single program, I even defragmented-but still no help. When I tried to install OPENSUSE 10.3,(invalid system file) and to use its partitioner it says: cannot read partition table. I want to install Linux so badly (it is not my first time), but I don want to format it- but, could be that the only solution? PLease help

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    Run disk defragment on Windows, you should be able to resize using Vista ... unless the disk is full.
    If you want to resize the partition I would use the PartedMagic CD rather than partition magic.

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    In case PartedMagic doesn't work, open Terminal in PartedMagic and execute fdisk -l command. It wil display partition structure of your Hard Disk. Post output here.
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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    In case PartedMagic doesn't work, open Terminal in PartedMagic and execute fdisk -l command. It wil display partition structure of your Hard Disk. Post output here.
    Thanks-that really helped me.

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