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Re: Resizing with gparted for Fedora installation


  I am a newbie about this. Why should I defrag the disk first?
Won't it work without defrag the disk first?
Are there any disadvantages of running gparted without defrag it first?
Is the fact that, in fact, after the manufacturer/seller installed
Vista, there was **no work** done on the filesystem (there was one
boot into vista, that's all) , makes running defrag unneeded ?


On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 5:00 PM, Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-04-02 at 16:17 +0300, Mark Ryden wrote:
>> Hello,
>>   I have a new Lenovo laptop with Windows Vista on it. I want to install Linux
>> on it while keeping vista on it (though I rarely intend to use Vista,
>> keeping vista is a MUST for me). So I want it to be dual boot. There is
>> one partition on the disk, with 160GB. I consider using gparted livecd for it.
>> In fact, I did not used the
>> There is a way to Windows Vista except booting once into the system, so most of
>> the disk is free.
>> I know how to use the resize feature of gparted. I intend to resize
>> the partition
>> to 20 GB and then create a new parition in the free space which will be
>> created. On the new paritition I intend to install the Linux.
>> My questions are:
>> 1) Is it safe to do resizing with gparted ?
>> 2) I saw in the web in some post :
>> run:
>> #ntfsfix -V
>> and then:
>> if you don't see version 2 don't use this version of gparted on Vista
>> NTFS volumes
>> 3) This can be done also by ntfsresize, thus:
>> ntfsresize -s 20G /dev/sda1
>> Is ntfsresize -s 20G any better ? safer? or is it in fact the same
>> (but not from
>> the GUI)?
>> Regards,
>> Mark Ryden
> You probably want to defrag the disk first,
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