[Bug 789977] Re: Failed to reduce size of NTFS partition

James Broadhead 789977 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun Jan 8 12:56:22 UTC 2012

Confirmed for ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2011.4.12 ,   fixed in ntfs-
3g_ntfsprogs-2011.10.9-RC .

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  Failed to reduce size of NTFS partition

Status in “ntfs-3g” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: gparted

  Tried to reduce the size of an NTFS partition from ~230 to ~220 GB on
  a USB-connected HDD.

  ntfsresize -P --force /dev/sdh1 -s 234552052223 --no-action says:
  Relocating needed data ...
  ERROR: Extended record needed (1032 > 1024), not yet supported!
  Please try to free less space.

  I just ran chkdsk /f on it in Windows 7 so it wouldn't surprise me if it messed up the filesystem somehow. Full Gparted-log here:

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: gparted 0.7.0-1ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Architecture: amd64
  CheckboxSubmission: c43a19076448baad41c3944df9d92f15
  CheckboxSystem: 533a8038ef5a55601694b49142442fa7
  Date: Sun May 29 22:09:25 2011
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: gparted
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-28 (31 days ago)

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