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My PC has one 80Gb hard drive (ntfs) with Windows XP on it. I decided to install Suse 9.1 Personal beside Windows to try it out. I installed Suse on ...
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    resizing ntfs partition with suse 9.1


    My PC has one 80Gb hard drive (ntfs) with Windows XP on it.
    I decided to install Suse 9.1 Personal beside Windows to try it out.
    I installed Suse on the disk accepting recommended partition sizes.
    The install went Ok, but I noticed that Suse had about 50Gb and Windows only 25Gb. As I was trying out Suse I thought I'd resize the partitions, giving Windows about 75Gb and Suse/swap the rest.
    The only way I could see to do this was to re-install Suse deleting the existing Suse partitions and re-sizing the windows partition up to 75Gb.
    This all seemed to work Ok.
    Everthing works Ok, but Windows still has a 25Gb partition. Yast Partitioner says the windows partition size is 75Gb, but shows 25Gb on the resize screen, and I can't increase the size.
    So I just need to know how to resize the windows partition up to 75Gb please.

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    I don't think that SuSE can do this...you may have to look at partition magic to resize your partitions.
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    I thought as Suse had resized the ntfs partition on installation, that I would be able to change the partition size afterwards.
    I didn't want to spend out on Partition Magic.

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    FIXED IT !

    download SystemRescueCD ISO image (100MB)
    burn it to a CD
    boot to CD
    when you get a command prompt type run_qtparted
    its a free linux partition magic clone

    fixed my problem in seconds

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    Awesome.

    Can you post a link to that download? It may be of use to others in the future.
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    I think a lot of good tools for disk repair are included on the 3:rd ISO of the Slackware 10 dist.

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    SystemRescueCD and instructions are here ....


    http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/...e.html#example

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    you could try qtparted program available for linux.....
    it's a clone of partition magic...
    very good to try....
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