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Well, it seems to me that it isn't possible to resize the ext3 partition, if I have already a Linux installed. Parted Magic is a live Linux CD with Gparted. ...
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    Question Parted Magic and ext3 filesystem


    Well, it seems to me that it isn't possible to resize the ext3 partition, if I have already a Linux installed. Parted Magic is a live Linux CD with Gparted. I've booted it. I don't know why, but it didn't want to resize my ext3 partition. I wanted to cut 5GB space to create an ntfs partition. It had been working for 1.5 an hours, and after that I got error message with no explanation. It have left my hard disk intacted. What's the point ? Why is so hard to resize a partition ?
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    Are you saying it won't shrink your current partition(s)?
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    Yes, I have 50GB of ext3 partition with 25GB used place. I want to shrink it to 45GB and to create ntfs on the unused space.
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    Parted Magic should be able to handle that with ease. Are you sure you got a good burn on the CD?

    You could also try the Gparted LiveCD:

    GParted -- LiveCD

    Just wondering... is the 25 GB unallocated space, or unused space on the 50GB partition?
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    Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60022480896 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7297 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 6538 52516453+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda2 6539 7298 6099219 5 Extended
    /dev/hda5 6539 7298 6099187+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    I have Mandriva installed on it.
    df says -> /dev/hda1 50G 25G 22G 54% /
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