Unable to partition

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Wed Mar 7 05:11:07 UTC 2007

Jim Smith wrote:
> Shrikar archak wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I also faced the same problem. Check if the partition is ntfs.
>> In that case it cant partition it.
>> Do a "chkdsk -f" in windows twice .
>> 1) then either use ntfsrezise to partition the hardisk
>>                       Or
>> 2) try manually partitioning the hardisk
>> Once the partition is done everything ll go fine. Atleast went fine for me
>> Thanks
>> Shrikar
>> On 3/6/07, * H. S. Rai* <hardeep.rai at gmail.com
>> <mailto:hardeep.rai at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     I tried to Install Ubuntu LTS on HP Compaq dx2280. First I booted from
>>     Live CD, booted fine, but hanged when tried to install.
>>     I also tired Kbubtu alternate and Xubuntu in text mode. Both failed to
>>     do partition when selected use free space. Even on trying to do it
>>     manually, it failed to do any thing, partition remain same.
>>     This desktop is having pre-installed MS XP professional.
>>     Can someone suggest me what to do to make it dual boot?
>>     --
>>     H.S.Rai
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> Download the latest Gparted from sourceforge, burn it to cd, boot with
> it and resize your partition graphically. Worked for me on this Sony
> laptop. I now have: /dev/sda1 Fat32 Former recovery partition ( I use
> bootable recovery DVD.), /dev/sda2 MSWinXPPro, /dev/sda3 Linux Swap,
> /dev/sda4 Ubuntu 6.06.1. Entire repartitioning took less than 20 min.
> only because I was careful I could have done it in 5.
> As always your mileage may vary.
> Jim
GParted should already be on the LiveCD, no need to download another 
one. - Alex

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