View Full Version : Partitioning NTFS question
10-27-2002, 07:31 AM
Before I take the leap, does anyone know if Mandrake 8.2's partitioning utility is able to partition NTFS (already containing XP)?
10-27-2002, 08:16 AM
Don't know for sure, I've always used Partition Magic, but I think it would.
That's a good question.
10-27-2002, 08:34 AM
I read that it wouldn't, then I read that it would. I did a search here, and came up with no results, so thought I'd ask.
I don't want to mess up and have to end up totaly wiping the entire drive.
I don't have Partition Magic, and (unless it's come down in price) for what it costs I could get another hard drive. :) So... I'm hoping someone has tried doing it this way, and can help.
Maybe I'll get brave, or stupid.. lol, and try it.
10-27-2002, 11:20 AM
What do you mean partition NTFS? Do NOT use the DiskDrake partioning utility to resize your Windows partitions whether FAT, FAT32 or NTFS. I don't care what they say, I don't care what the install guide says... just don't do it for it often leads to sorrow. Only use it to claim unpartitioned space, or to delete/create Linux partitions.
If you must resize partitions, use Partition Magic. A modern enough version that it supports Windows XP's version of NTFS. After resizing a partition, don't bother trying to create Linux partitions with it either. Just free up unpartitioned space for the Linux installation.
You have been warned :-)
10-27-2002, 11:43 AM
I have used DiskDrake on Fat32 without any problems, but I defer to your judgement.
Will I need P.M. 8, or do you know if PM7 will do?
I found PM7 at a decent price.
10-27-2002, 02:15 PM
Thank you. I guess I've had "newbie" luck. I've used Mandrake's partition utilty and RedHat's a few times, on FAT32, without any problems, but now you have me scared.:teeth:
I'll get Partition Magic and use it from now on. Thanks!
10-27-2002, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by ladypcer2
I guess I've had "newbie" luck.
You got that part right! :)
I wouldn't trust PM anyversion number 100% either, so back-up what you dont want to lose.
I have had PM mess up on me, back in early 2000, during a re~sizing of a microsoft fat32 partition, it's not a fun excersize to correct that mess.
Fortunately, It only happened once to me. Probably because I never used PM after that.
Given a choice tho, I'd buy that second hdd rather than spend the money on PM.
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