[thelist] Resizing an 'unresizable' windows partition

nick brogna nick at wemakepretty.com
Thu Feb 28 13:51:18 CST 2008

The GPARTED-LiveCD doesn't care 'bout no stinkin' Windows  

(It also works great to resize Parallels disk images on OS X - SEE: http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2007/01/9404/)

However, if you are planning on blowing everything else off the disk  
and installing a modern day Linux distro (I am assuming by "Novell  
distro" you are referring to SUSE and not NetWare/OES), pretty much  
any of them should give you the ability to do reformat / repartition  
your disk during setup anyway.

Hope this helps!

Nick Brogna
Senior Project Manager
Jepson Technologies, Inc.

On Feb 28, 2008, at 11:17 AM, Paul Bennett wrote:

> Hi all,
> I got a low end Compaq notebook around 18 months ago which has been  
> fantastic. It runs XP but I'm itching to ditch and install one of  
> Novell's distro's.
> I've tried resizing the windows partition (60Gb) but XP won't let me  
> resize it. It's one of those weird installs where you don't get the  
> CD but it has a small secondary partiton used for 'recovery' purposes.
> Can anyone recommend *cough*free*cough* tools for resizing a  
> partition? I've tried a few with absolutely no luck so far.
> Any tips welcome, I need to move on :)
> Paul
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