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Hello, Is there a free, reliable way to split an NTFS partition from MSDOS? I have XP Home and I am too cheap to buy Partition Magic. Thanks....

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    Hello,
    Is there a free, reliable way to split an NTFS partition from
    MSDOS? I have XP Home and I am too cheap to buy Partition Magic.
    Thanks.
    Wump Guest

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    "Wump" <net> wrote in message
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    To *split* it, or resize? There are some interesting tools called
    "ntfsresize", Linux based and using a Linux bootable floppy or CD, that can
    shrink or expand a de-fragmented NTFS partition.


    Nico Guest

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    Wump wrote: 

    From MSDOS? Not sure (apart from PM). However, I've used
    the SUSE 9 installer to resize NTFS... even for use with
    different Linux dists. No problems so far.

    Chris Guest

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    Wump <net> wrote in message 

    The OS doesn't matter, you can boot any live OS from floppy, CD, DVD.
    Anyway, several Linux distro can split NTFS non-destructively free and
    reliable way during installation. Search for ntfsresize, they also
    have a list what installs and CD's support this.
    Sz. Guest

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    "Sz. Csetey" <co.uk> wrote in message
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    >
    > The OS doesn't matter, you can boot any live OS from floppy, CD, DVD.
    > Anyway, several Linux distro can split NTFS non-destructively free and
    > reliable way during installation. Search for ntfsresize, they also
    > have a list what installs and CD's support this.[/ref]

    ntfsresize *DOES NOT SPLIT* NTFS. Neither does Partition Magic. It
    basically can't be done. Splitting Windows partitons of any release is a
    flipping nightmare, since various software packages will have hard-coded
    into their configuraton the old "C:" and won't know to look on the new "D:"
    drive or wherever you put the software.

    Splitting up Linux partitions works because the "mount points" of
    /usr/local, /var, /homes, or whatever, are invisible to casual use. The
    users only look at the name of the file and its directory, not the mount
    point.


    Nico Guest

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