Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Dec 2005 16:28 UTC, submitted by supergeek
OSNews, Generic OSes You would like to install Linux/BSD but the Windows partition is taking up your whole hard disk space and you don't want to pay money for commercial solutions? Not to worry, you can resize partitions with the KNOPPIX Live Linux CD.
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RE: Trust
by leos on Sat 17th Dec 2005 19:52 UTC in reply to "Trust"
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

Don't try to write to an NTFS partition, it's known to be buggy and dangerous. But resizing an NTFS partition is completely different and rock solid. I've never lost any data with ntfsresize, but twice with Partition Magic.

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RE[2]: Trust
by Tom K on Sun 18th Dec 2005 04:36 in reply to "RE: Trust"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

And what happens when there is data in the outlying region that you want to eliminate? Don't tell me these open-source tools are smart enough to locate that data, re-locate it, and update the MFT and other meta data regions -- because if they could, we'd have seen NTFS write support ages ago.

Partition Magic has never failed me in the 50 times I've used it in my life.

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RE[3]: Trust
by szaka on Sun 18th Dec 2005 16:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Trust"
szaka Member since:
2005-12-17

And what happens when there is data in the outlying region that you want to eliminate? Don't tell me these open-source tools are smart enough to locate that data, re-locate it, and update the MFT and other meta data regions

We, open source NTFS developers, implemented not only all of these you doubt and they work flawlessly over the last three years but we are also able to detect NTFS inconsistencies caused by the Windows driver and even fix what chkdsk can't. These are documented for example on http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/ntfsresize.html

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