ntfsclone and ntfsresize

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 22:02:13 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 09 January 2007 10:21:39 am Preston Smith wrote:
> I am using the Gparted live CD v to reduce the size of the ntfs
> partition on my USB external drive from 230GB to 100 GB and then create
> a Linux partition with the remaining unallocated space
> Gparted won't do the task and tells me there is a problem and that I
> should should run ntfsclone -rescue, then chkdsk /f /r, reboot twice,
> then run ntfsresize - bad-sectors.
> I am a total neophyte at this stuff so I have some questions.
> 1) Running chkdsk from XP Home finds nothing wrong with the drive so it
> appears that the Linux ntfs utilities are more sensitive then XP's.  Is
> this so?
> 2) I thought Gparted is based on the Linux-NTFS project and that
> ntfsclone and ntfs resize are an integral part of gparted.  Am I wrong?
> 3) Is ntfsresize and ntfsresue directly accessable gotr Kubuntu and Ubuntu?
> Thanks for the help
> Preston

How did you come out with this?

I recently had to do the same thing, and I found a simple defrag on the Hard 
Drive fixed the errors that Partition Magic was reporting.  But, that may not 
apply to you.

See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
John 3:16!

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