Resize Windows Partition with Open Source Software

by on September 16, 2005 · 59 comments· LAST UPDATED November 7, 2007

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You would like to install Linux/BSD Os but windows partition is taking up your whole hard disk space. Or you don't want to pay money to resize hard disk partition (tools like partition magic costs money). Not to worry you can resize partition with KNOPPIX Live Linux CD.

RESIZE PARTITION with Knoppix Live CD

Step #1 : Visit official Knoppix site and download live CD.

Step #2 : Burn Knoppix Live CD to DVD/CD media

Step #3 : Boot from CD

Step #4 : Boot into Knoppix > Open terminal > type command qtparted >

Step #5: Follow on screen instructions to resize your windows partition

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1 Anonymous November 11, 2005 at 4:36 am

Are you absolutely sure none of my files will be corrupted/destroyed/deleted!?

2 Anonymous November 11, 2005 at 4:36 am

Are you absolutely sure none of my files will be corrupted/destroyed/deleted!?

3 nixcraft November 11, 2005 at 2:19 pm

>Are you absolutely sure none of my files will be corrupted/destroyed/deleted!?
No matter what operation you do, first you need to *backup all DATA
* then you should try these instruction. Resizing partition is a complex operation and DON”T try without backup.

4 Anonymous December 12, 2005 at 10:04 pm

Anonymous above, if a “yes” by whoever is going to make you feel safe and not back things up before doing that, you deserve to have your files corrupted/destroyed/deleted

5 Tom December 12, 2005 at 10:32 pm

Actually, use BootitNG.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html

I used this to put Ubuntu on my Windows box. It can resize a Fat32/NTFS partition and probably starts up a lot faster than Knoppix.

The unregistered version is all you need, since you’re only using the partition utils and not the multi-boot functionality.

6 paul December 12, 2005 at 11:04 pm

just get rid of windows period…. or wait till vista comes out… get mad… and then switch to linux…. if you do it now youll save yourself a lot of time later…

7 Unknown December 13, 2005 at 12:27 am

Intresting stuff

8 rob December 13, 2005 at 12:29 am

I had no idea one can do such wonderful work with knoppix, thanks for this article.

9 Anonymous December 13, 2005 at 12:35 am

A safer way would be to use Norton Ghost, which can resize on the fly safely. I have done this several times (usually to increase disk space). In a two step processes, create a partition image and then restore it to the size of your choosing. Then you have already performed a backup, and a defrag is not necessary since it will do that on the restoration (since it is file-based image, not bit-for-bit backup).

The downside is it is not free utility, but excellent to have.

10 tony December 13, 2005 at 12:49 am

I must agree with above anonymous poster, Norton Ghost is really good but it is not free, however your solution is good if you are using knoppix :)

11 Anonymous December 13, 2005 at 2:03 am

well you can get norton 2002 off ebay inexpensively it has norton ghost on it.

12 nixcraft December 13, 2005 at 2:23 am

Tom, thanks for pointing out BootitNG

13 miscblogger December 13, 2005 at 2:27 am

I love BootitNG! It’s so easy to use.

14 Anonymous December 13, 2005 at 3:28 am

thats what i did before when i installed linux, QtParted is a good program

15 ffe December 13, 2005 at 3:29 am

thats what i did before when i installed linux, QtParted is a good program

16 Anonymous December 14, 2005 at 12:41 am

It is worth noting that the standard Windows XP (and 2000?) disk defragmentation tool does *not* seem to completely compress the location of the files on an NTFS partition. I recently split a ~150 GB NTFS partition under XP into two ~equal size partitions (one for Linux). The NTFS partition only had about 23GB allocated but I could not pack all of the NTFS files into the first ~25GB. I still had some files in the NTFS partition positioned at around 50-55 GB on the partition which prevented shrinking it to say 32 GB (unless I wanted to trust a non-Microsoft utility to relocate files on a NTFS partition). Linux has had a history of problems writing to NTFS partitions. The latest version of Gentoo (2.6.12-r10) still documents contraints on writing to NTFS files. If Linux cannot properly write to NTFS files I would question whether they could properly do file relocations on NTFS partitions.

The Windows XP defragmentation utility (even when re-run multiple times) did properly defragment the files but would not completely compress them into one allocation set at the beginning of the partition. You can view this by running the defragmentation utility and viewing the file allocation map.

Perhaps the Linux utilities can manage this now but I would be very very careful. Splitting the disk, making sure I didn’t start the Linux partition so it overlapped the end of the files in the NTFS partition did seem to work (I can run both XP and Gentoo without any problems on the machine). I’m using Grub as the boot loader to allow booting either O.S.

17 Don December 14, 2005 at 7:25 am

So many people pointed out the need to backup, I think it would be worth editing the article and elevating backups to “Step 0″.

Making it step zero makes it stand out in a way that making it step 1 (or just saying it up front) never would.

18 nixcraft December 14, 2005 at 11:25 am

It is already pointed out before step # one:
Cauation Since resizing partition is complex operation, readers are advised to make backup of data first, then proceed the instruction outlined here/below.

But I will make it as step zero :) thanks for suggestion

19 James Cleant December 14, 2005 at 6:57 pm

nixCraft: You say that the lastest Knoppix version is 3.7 (2004-12-08), but it may not be available anymore as several versions have been out since : 3.8, 3.8.1, 3.8.2, 3.9, 4.0, 4.0.1 and now the latest is KNOPPIX_V4.0.2CD-2005-09-23-EN.iso . (OK this one was available after your article, but the V4.0.1 was already out). You should maybe update your page.

Best regards.
James.

20 nixcraft December 15, 2005 at 12:50 am

James, you are right I will update information for Knoppix version 4.0.2. Thanks for pointing it out, appreciate your post.

21 Anonymous December 16, 2005 at 3:37 am

If QTParted whines about your disk device being busy, make sure you aren’t swapping on the disk. If Knoppix detects a Linux swap partition it will automatically start to use it. Check with:

# swapon -s

Shut it off with:

# swapoff /dev/whatever

22 Anonymous December 18, 2005 at 12:09 am

Can you pls teach me how to use “partimage” to backup a partition onto another partition on the Same HD using Knoppix 4?

When I run “partimage”, it complains about not running in Root. If I run “partimage” using System Rescue CD, it says my target is wrong or something.

Thank you!

23 LinuxTitli December 18, 2005 at 12:43 am

You can simply use dd command as follows (assuming that you are looking to back /dev/hda3 to /backup partition (mounted on /dev/hda6)):

dd if=/dev/hda3 of=/backup/hda3

OR

dd if=/dev/hda3 of=/dev/hda6 noerror

This works only if the hard drive (/dev/hda6) has enough storage to accommodate the /dev/hda3 filesystem. The advantage of this is that you do not have to mount the hard drive to make a backup. Be careful with dd command if == input device and of == output device.

24 Anonymous December 18, 2005 at 12:51 am

I can just boot to a partition magic cd within a BartPE environment.

25 Anonymous December 18, 2005 at 1:12 am

@Anonymous
I can just boot to a partition magic cd within a BartPE environment
Partition magic is not free software, like knoppix and qtparted :P

Good article for newbies, IMPO!

26 Anonymous December 18, 2005 at 4:05 am

Defragmentation is a waste of time before resizing because ntfsresize (what qtparted uses) can relocate anything, even the “unmovable” files. This is also documented in the manual and the Ntfsresize FAQ.

27 Anonymous January 19, 2006 at 6:22 am

I have HP DL360 SCSI. tried using knoppix 4.0. doesn’t recognize my hard drive. tried systemresourceCD too and it saw the drives but when I tried to resize it said ntfs_mount failed: so such file or directory. Any ideas?

28 Anonymous January 21, 2006 at 4:47 am

For me, the best solution was to download the 33 MB Gparted LiveCD:
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

Fast download, modest system requirements, minimal dependencies, intuitive interface (good, since there is no documentation 8-), and safe operation. I used it to enlarge my WinXP partition because the upgrate to SP2 required another gigabyte of disk space.

(I tried Ubuntu Live 5.10, but for some reason the desktop was extremely sluggish and couldn’t open any menus (Compaq Presario 5686, 128 MB RAM, 450 MHz Pentium III). With Knoppix 4.0.2 Live CD, QtParted failed with an empty “i”/OK dialog.)

29 Anonymous February 28, 2006 at 9:31 am

you can just type in qtparted in the run commmand ,atleast on knoppix 4.0.2 im gonna pop in my older version and see if it works the same way it probaly does

30 Anonymous July 25, 2006 at 8:49 pm

Thanks Tom BootitNG worked for me (5 mins), I didn’t have time to download knoppix’s 700MB ISO just to resize my NTFS partition to squish Linux on, the 720kb of http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html was much betetr.

31 Anonymous August 30, 2006 at 2:40 am

I can’t resize my partition because qtparted says it’s busy, though when I try to unmount it it says it’s already unmounted. How do I make it work?

32 Man December 7, 2006 at 7:46 pm

Hi
I have a 40 GB Sata emulated as a SCSI device and Im migrating from Win2k to CentOS.
I am facing a mighty problem with the NTFS partition (E:) which is sitting on an Extended partition.

Whenever I try to resize with ntfsresize it is showing a max of 32MB . The partition size is 34 GB and 8.7GB is already free.

I want to move away from Win2k and onto CentOS as at work the Desktop Project is in full swing with WinXP (USB driver disabled) and AD with Exchange.

I want Linux as our Servers are Linux and there’s no cost associated with migeating to CentOS.

Help Me.

33 Anonimus....??? January 4, 2007 at 12:35 am

Aaaaaaa…. For those who want to read crap from me… PartitionMagic 8.0 has a folder in program files right?
There if you search you will find a folder named DOS and there are the Dos commands for partitioning hard drives…
PQMAGIC.exe it is perfect on a sistem diskette

:) see ya

34 Chrissun February 15, 2007 at 10:49 am

My Compaq Mouse is not Functioning at all.

35 Chrissun February 15, 2007 at 10:54 am

My compaq laptop mouse is not functioning. I am forced to install another mouse (PS2 mouse) because my on board Mouse is not working.

I wait for your response.
Thanks.

36 Anonymous March 31, 2007 at 6:55 pm

Thanks for the info, works

37 Nick April 6, 2007 at 4:15 am

Great article and discussion. I just got a new laptop and wanted to create a data partition so when Windoze dies it won’t take my data with it. I ended up using QParted, it worked a treat, no issues at all.

38 Mr. Linux September 13, 2007 at 8:23 pm

Man says:

“I want Linux as our Servers are Linux and there’s no cost associated with migeating to CentOS.

Help Me.”

that’s the cost right there. reduced to the mercy of others for help. this is your linux.

39 dlp December 14, 2007 at 10:48 pm

this is second time to try “qtparted” under linux to resize a windows partition, and second time to fail. I seems that qtparted is extremely limited to expand the partition to fit the size already allocated. I have 27GB of unallocated free space, and qtparted can’t expand my C: drive beyond the 15GB it already has, since there’s a 15GB D: drive already there. am I missing something? I read all I could find for “qtparted” and i have to say, it looks like a joke.

40 dlp December 15, 2007 at 6:53 pm

so – i had to copy all files off of the logical partition, delete the logical partition, delete the extended partition, resize the primary partition, re-create the extended partition, recreate the logical partition, and copy all the files back onto the logical partions. All of which I could have accomplished much quicker with fdisk (and steps which pro software like partition magic doesn’t require). So what’s the big deal with gparted and qtpared? What did I miss?

41 Jamie Thom January 14, 2008 at 3:49 pm

You may also be interested in…

coLinux – Run Linux as a Windows program
http://www.colinux.org/

Run most versions of Linux
http://colinux.wikia.com/wiki/Linux_Distributions

And it’s various spinoffs

andLinux – Add Linux to WinXP toolbar
http://www.andlinux.org/downloads.php

coMomonga Linux 3
http://www.momonga-linux.org/20061031.html.ja

42 Yves July 1, 2008 at 12:55 pm

I wanted to add 3 GB to my 5 GB windows W: system drive.
After this drive was a X: 20GB drive, where only 16GB were used:

- copied the 16 GB X: drive data in a safe place
- downloaded knoppix and made a CD
- booted on knoppix
- run gparted
- deleted X:
- enlarged W: from 5 to 8GB

Started windows: no problem.
Recreated a 17 GB X: NTFS drive (in windows)
Copied back the 16GB data to X:

Everything worked like a charm, thanks a lot :)

Yves

[a few visual bugs in gparted, but was not a problem actually, as gparted is outdated in knoppix]

43 Anonymous August 23, 2008 at 3:07 pm

I tried GParted and got this:

“Unable to read the contents of this filesystem! Because of this some operations may be unavailable”

The “Resize/Move” option is unavailable (greyed out on the menu).

I was not actually using Knoppix, I was using SliTaz, so maybe the GPrated version is different.

44 Anonymous August 23, 2008 at 3:09 pm

I meant using SliTaz LiveCD, not the Knoppix LiveCD.

45 Achique August 29, 2008 at 4:17 am

Hi to everyone.I need help regarding the hard disk drive.My friend has just bought a PC but surprisingly it got only one disk drive, 120gb.So how do we make another partition and resize them?Pls help us.Onegaishimasu!

46 smalldogg October 12, 2008 at 6:47 am

if your OS is Vista, using the built-in disk manager will help you complete all your desire simply task.

47 patrick April 23, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Will this work to resize a Windows Server 2003 partition? I cannot get $$ from my company (too much bureacracy) to get server software to increase the OS partition size from 5GB to about 20GB, and I agree! Why spend $200+ for a one time operation.

48 Karol Kasprzyk (PL) June 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm

STEP-BY-STEP SOLUTION:

I had such a problem: I resized my Windows NT RAID-5 partitions with Gparted and after that I had problems with drive letters which are changing by theirselves.

In detailes:

I had RAID-1 with 2 36GB SCSI disk with Windows NT Server 4.0 SP6a installed on it. I ought to expand to bigger one logical drive. I had such a partitions: C drive 2GB, P Drive 15GB and S drive with 15GB. I added 4 36U320 hot-plug HP disks to my HP Compaq Proliant ML350 G3 Server with Smart Array 641.

Before you touch any array – make sure you have up-to-date:
1) OS – make all Windows updates, including all last Service packs !!!
2) update all firmwares. In my sittuation I used HP System Maintance CD in version 8.50 which updated my server BIOS, HDDs firmwares, arrays firmware (I recommend to upgrade SA 641 step by step 1.14 into version slightly newer, then next one, than next one, than 2.64 and at the end – 2.86; if not – you can meat RAID drive incostintency !!!), tape firmware, NIC firmware and so on.
3) Server / hardware Vendor service Packs (HP PSP 6.1a for egzample)
Now your server is really ready to your “hard-works”, not before.

Before you begin logical works with your server data – make sure you have full reliable backup !!! I mean: doubled tapes and doubled soft. I used in this case: OS bounbdled software “ntbackup” and payed commercial 3rd party software in full (but 30-days trial) version – Yosemite (currently BarracudaWare after aquisition of Yo) Tapeware 6.3 SP3E, propably one of last compatible with NT version of Tapeware. All backups – with none network attached, with no NT services running !!! After that I could safely start my preparations to administrative works.

I added my identical 4 36GB HP hot=plug server disks into array. Using HP Array Configuration Utility (with last compatible with Windows NT 4.0 Server version – 6.30.11) rescaned everything in array. Then I made in first step on-the-fly migration from 2 disks RAID-1 36GB effective space into RAID-5 based on 5 disk with 36GB effective space. Operation finished OK after 8 hours or something like that. Then logical on-the-fly array expanding into full 137GB effective space (RAID-5 means: quantity of drives times their size minus 1 drive for logical CRC gives us effective logical size for our data, so in that example it was 5x36GB – 36GB = about 144GB counted as 1MB=1000bits, but 1MB is in real 1024bits, so finally it is 137GB ;-> ). Next few hours and done (the bigger priority you set in ACU – the faster completation of this scheduled job you receive). At the end – I added sixth drive as hot-spare to my RAID-5 array. Make full restart to check if everything is really ok. Great, all done on-the-fly and working perfectly – thank you HP/Compaq array engeeners !!! ;-))))

After restart I see in NT Disk Manager such a sittuation: logical drive 36GB (partitioned) and about 100GB unpartitioned free space. Now I had to do such a operations: expand C drive (system) from 2GB into 3.5GB (in theory you can expand in Windows NT Server SP6 Boot partition up to 7.8GB, but I don’t recommend expanding over 3.7GB. During server restoration it causes planty of additional works and problems !!!). Expand P drive from 15GB to 31GB (support files, logs, backups and so on, stuff which don’t need to backup up every day) and S drive from 15GB into rest of free space (101GB) (the most important thing – user and aplication data).

Reconsidering many payed and unpayed solutions to NT Server 4.0 resizing I decided to use open source, free – Gparted. I tried it a few times with Windows XP workstations and it worked. But not this time… Hint: before u use any linux disk tool remember – you don’t have drive letters then !!! You see only their size and desciptors (labels). So name you disk. I named it: c – System, P – Support, S – Data.

First problem: on my Compaq Proliant ML350 G3 Server with Smart Array 641 – using Gparted Live CD v4.5.2 – there were no possibility to do resizing – Gparted could not see any drive !!! I found that page (thank you authors for it !!!) and I found above link to System Rescue CD v 1.2.4 with preinstalled Gparted. System Rescue CD propably has got better drivers because it recognized my array properly and than I could use Gparted. Frankly speaking when I read carefully that initialization steps it makes really more hardware recognition than Gparted live CD :-) Hint: if you want start System Rescue in cool fast way remember this path: ENTER, ENTER, type wizard, choose Xorg-run then enjoy Gparted in reasonable way (second icon in the left down corner is Gparted Icon).

OK, so I started Gparted via SR CD. There is Gparted in version 0.4.5, so the newest stable version at this moment. I planed all operations in one step: moved partitions P and S to make some space beetwen drives, expanded C drive to 3.5GB, attached than P drive to the end of new C, than expanded to 31GB, attached S to new P partition, and at the end – expanded S drive to rest of spare disk – it was free 101GB left. I started Gparted in the evening and go home for night. All that 8 operations (steps) were done until the morning. All operations done properly, no error, just great !

After restarting server – Windows (all Windowses, not only NT 4.0 Server) makes standard operation – disk error checking. It is because drive descriptors changed. So it starts system Checkdrive for all partitions. It scaneed everything, recalculated descriptors, made something more and at the end showed status OK, no errors. At this step system is restarting one more time. After second restart – next windows checkdrive and still ok, no errors. Systems is booting properly. But when I logged in… it showed planty of errors !!! WTF ? ;-))))

I started reading dialogs. So it shows me problems with starting some services and startup items placed on P and S drive. Opening my computer it demascated the problem – NT changed automatically all drive letters into: C-system, D-DVD+RW, E-Support,F-Data !!! OK, no problem ! I opened Windows NT Disk Manager, changed drive letters respectively to P and S letters. Made restart and… Damn… I was surprised because my system still has got the same errors caused by the same problem – drive letter E and F !!! Mhm, it is problem. I checked drives with Windows NT Checkdrive – no errors. Gparted check – no errors. Every time I change that drive letters into my values (P and S) – after restart I receive E and F. None of my idea could work… One of idea was: change DVD letter into Q letter, so maybe it will use sequential disk naming – Q and S. S was more important, it was no problem to make changes in some logs into “Q:\…” path from “p:\…” path. But this idea also failed. I really scared. I started searching Internet. When I read some support sites I was sure that my operations destroyed MBR that’s why my system was starting naming disk from the scratch. Funny, but I was not really happy of that. Changing so may paths (on server and in users) was real horror !!! So I decided to make such a operation: delete P and S partition, set them again after restart and restore data to that disks from one of my backup. Propably it could work, but hopefully – I found a few minutes before reformating, on www experts-exchange dot com – simple solution to my problem !!! Jeesas, thank you Dear God for Internet and for YOU PEOPLE you want to waste your time to describe your problems and how to solve them :-)))) That’s why actually I repay my obligation in this long post :-)

The cool short simple idea was: just delete “information” entry in registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\DISK :-))) But what for ? When you remove that entry (use regedit, before you start making changes in regedit – ALWAYS make copy of you registry at least this branch you change !!!). I made restart. When I started NT Disk Manager I read such an information: “drive desriptor is not available or is absent. Disk Manager will prepare new one for it”. OK. Then I changed my drive letters into expected letters (P and S) and cheked in regedit that new information entry was placed. Restart, loggin and… IT WORKS !!! After restart My C (system) was still C:, my DVD+RW was still D:, my “Support” was P: and My “Data”S:” !!! Made few restarts, checked security setting if they are still present – all seems to be ok. Great job !!!

I hope you will save planty of time because of my above experiences. ENJOY it :-)))

49 Karol Kasprzyk (PL) June 14, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I’ve forgotten about one very important information !!! Knoppix newest version (actually it is 6.1) DOES NOT CONTAIN GPARTED / GTPARTED !!! This utils were deleted by authors of new release of Knopix (with many more utils). Read info on official Knoppix site.

50 BitStream July 12, 2009 at 6:59 am

This has got to be one of the greatest blog posts ever.

Never in my life have I seen so many people ‘running servers’ who are so absolutely unqualified to do so. If you don’t know how to look at a partition table or device entry and relate that to a Windows drive letter, you shouldn’t be doing this. If you have to ask where to find any of the utilities mentioned in this post, you shouldn’t be doing it. (Hint: Google).

If you don’t realize that the Windows defrag does not relocate files to the beginning of the drive then you should not be trying to resize the partition with free tools. If you do not realize why certain parts of the drive are not relocatable under normal operating conditions, again, you should not be doing this (Google: Master File Table)

I realize my post may sound condescending and arrogant, and its meant to, but REALLY, if there is any part of the steps defined that you do not understand because its new to you or over your head than you REALLY SHOULD NOT BE DOING THIS. Let someone else do it that understands how. Or, at least let someone else do it who is capable of spending the 6 seconds required to google for the answer to every question asked. Well, except for the silly mouse question which is in no way related to this post, even if you think it happened because you resized your partition.

Trust me, for your own protection, if you can’t follow the instructions and feel confident that you know what you are doing than you shouldn’t be doing it unless you really don’t care about your data on any drive attached to the machine in which you are resizing partions.

51 Stevo July 27, 2009 at 11:52 am

Message to the person who suggested Norton Ghost as being ‘safe’:

1) It is no more ‘safe’ than using the partition editor under a Linux Live CD
2) What if you have a mains power failure during the Norton resize?

You should always make proper backups before any such resize procedure. I would
recommend cloning the drive (Clonezilla is an easy way to do this) onto a spare drive
before running the resize.

52 David December 31, 2009 at 12:18 am

Tom, thanks for pointing out BootitNG!!!
I had both servers finished before I even finished the ISO download for KNOPPIX

53 gjemmott January 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm

As stated by Karol Kasprzyk (PL) above, QTPARTED is gone from Knoppix 6.

A different command (text based), usable at the command prompt, is “parted”. Unfortunately, upon typing “help” to see the possible commands, and then “check 1″ to verify that partition 1 was the partition I wanted to resize, it appears thatsupport for opening ntfs file systems is not implemented yet.

Perhaps I can download knoppix 5? or BootitNG? shame to waste another CD…

~Gjemmott
Sorry if any of my terminology is incorrect; I’m a bit new to the whole Linux thing.

54 Tricky April 5, 2010 at 11:45 pm

I found that when resizing my Windows 7 partition, Windows became unbootable. Backing up your data is a *very* good idea. My solution was to use the Windows install DVD to repair the bootstrap as it no longer recognised the disk/partition it needed to boot from.

It took about 80 minutes to move and resize the partition, and another 30 minutes for Windows to run its chkdsk.

55 John W Herren Jr April 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Downloaded latest live cd for KNOPPIX but when I booted it, it was in german. I Couldn’t understand it. Help.

56 Partition Manager June 18, 2010 at 8:47 am

The Gparted is a open source software, to support win7, the Partition Assistant can free manage partition. http://www.extend-partition.com/free-partition-manager.html

57 Jaques September 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Another vote for bootitNG – creates a tiny boot disk in about a minute, and repartitions in about 30 seconds. Flawless. Free if you’re just repartitioning.

58 Karol Kasprzyk (PL) December 25, 2010 at 7:45 am

@ Betastream – I’ve just got back to that site incidentantly. Sorry, but you didn’t mentioned who were you critisizing right after my long post… Me or any different person ? Just for my knowledge…

59 common_sense September 1, 2011 at 6:05 am

No. There is no such thing as being “sure” when changing a partition table. Backup or take the chance. It works 95% of the time, so otherwise, roll the dice and risk it. Dumb question.

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