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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:16 am    Post subject: partition resizing (Reriser/NTFS) Reply with quote

Hi

I have a dualboot system on my notebook with the following partition table:

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   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *      2788      5168  18000360    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2   *         1         9     68008+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3            10        76    506520   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda4            77      2787  20495160    5  Extended
/dev/hda5            77       917   6357928+  83  Linux
/dev/hda6           918      2787  14137168+  83  Linux


I now would like to resize my linux home partiton (hda6), I want to make it smaller, so I can create another windows partition.

My question is, can I use Acronis Partition Expert (Windows programm) or Partition Expert to do this? Acronis at least shows me all partitions, even it knows which of them are Reiser.

I also have a little server here, I could make a full backup of my System too (even though I don't know which way would be easiest to do so).

Hope anybody has made some experience, maybe with acronis?

thanks
phil
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: partition resizing (Reriser/NTFS) Reply with quote

dredd wrote:
Hi

I have a dualboot system on my notebook with the following partition table:

Code:

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *      2788      5168  18000360    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2   *         1         9     68008+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3            10        76    506520   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda4            77      2787  20495160    5  Extended
/dev/hda5            77       917   6357928+  83  Linux
/dev/hda6           918      2787  14137168+  83  Linux


I now would like to resize my linux home partiton (hda6), I want to make it smaller, so I can create another windows partition.

My question is, can I use Acronis Partition Expert (Windows programm) or Partition Expert to do this? Acronis at least shows me all partitions, even it knows which of them are Reiser.

I also have a little server here, I could make a full backup of my System too (even though I don't know which way would be easiest to do so).

Hope anybody has made some experience, maybe with acronis?

thanks
phil
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Phil:

I have been using Powerquest's ParttitonMagic (PM) for several years to my great satisfaction, including managing dual-boot disks. However, I must add that I recently ran into trouble with one of my own dual-boot configs. PM was unable to complete the resize of an NTFS partition, and I had to repair it with chkdsk. This happened repeatedly. On one occasion the drive had even disappeared from "My Computer", however this was easily repaired from within Windows.

Alhough I would have recommended PM without comment a while ago, I must now add some cautiousness to that. Also, PM doesn't support ReiserFS. I have no experience with other tools.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

qtparted is another possibility that works with Gentoo (emerge qtparted). But the Acronis one should be fine, too.

Btw, you should run cfdisk and remove the bootable flag from /dev/hda2. There can only be one partition marked bootable per disk.

Backups are a good idea. There are some threads about it here in the forums.
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