how to move ntfs partition?

David McGlone d.mcglone at
Tue Nov 20 09:10:20 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 20 November 2007 1:47:40 am Alexander Smirnov wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
> > This isn't guaranteed, but here's how I'd go about it. I would take the
> > [free] partition and combine it with the [ntsf] partition by basically
> > resizing the ntsf partition to take up the free space, then I would
> > finally resize the ntsf partion leaving the free space at the end.
> >
> > 1. [swap] [free] [ntsf]
> > 2. [swap] [    ntsf      ]
> > 3 [swap] [ntsf] [free]
> I would be totally satisfied with second step you've mentioned above :-)
> But resize operation in gparted can resize only to the right, not to the
> left :(
> As far as i understand resize-to-left requires _moving_ all the data to
> the left too.
> By the way, just after i installed gparted it was unable even resize
> ntfs partitions. This changed then i installed ntfsprogs package.

I'm pretty sure you could make the free space ntsf then merge them.

David M.

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