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Re: Resizing with gparted for Fedora installation



Hello,
  Still I am a little bewildered. I googled and read about it; still
here is my dillema:
there are 2 options which I consider:
1) running gparted from a Linux LiveCD, freeing space from the vista partition.
then rebooting, making sure window vista can start, and then installing Linux
on the freed space.
2) resizing while installing Linux.
Suppose I have the rescue window CDs.
which options is better ?

Regards,
Mark


On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 5:56 PM, Craig White <craigwhite azapple com> 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)?
> ----
> gparted should work but things to consider...
>
> Fedora 10 installer can resize NTFS partition on the fly when
> installing. Gparted might be a bit easier (assuming that you make a boot
> CD).
>
> If you have used the Windows for any length of time, defrag first.
>
> Leave any utility partitions alone, i.e. re-installation partitions etc.
> so if necessary, you could reinstall Windows.
>
> After resizing, Windows will run a full repair on the next boot up, be
> prepared to allow the time.
>
> Windows XP seems to require at least 12 Gigabytes with current SP3 and
> Vista likely needs more. 20 should be OK. If space is not an issue, 24
> or 32 Gigabytes might be safer, especially if your need to use Windows
> increases.
>
> Craig
>
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