k5di at zianet.com
Sun Mar 30 23:36:33 UTC 2008
David Vincent wrote:
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> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> David Vincent wrote:
>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>>> I thought parted might work to correct the stupid windows taking the
>>>>> entire 160Gb hard drive. But then I used parted check and it says it
>>>>> doesn't know anything about windows file system. Is there any others
>>>>> that might work?
>> something is wrong with your system then because parted/gparted/qtparted
>> all do recognize windows file systems. ntfs, fat16 and fat32. run a
>> chkdsk /f /r on your windows partition and see what's up. you didn't
>> hibernate windows before trying to resize the partition did you? you
>> will need to shut windows down cleanly.
>> /me suspects operator error
>>> Well for your acute information MY Ubuntu has no gparted or qtparted
>>> on it as well as no chkdsk. The parted I have is version 1.7.1 and it is
>>> all I have.
> ubuntu does not install parted or gparted or qtparted. somehow you
> obtained it. i use the version of gparted in the repo of the ubuntu
> version i am currently using at that time.
> my gparted says v0.3.3.
>> No but the hard disk is on. I used parted /dev/sda check and it said
>> it didn't know anything about the file system. So perhaps I can get the
>> other stuff by apt-get but why do you think it will work?
> why do i think what will work? if you mean why do i think parted can
> handle windows file systems then the answer is because i've used it to
> manipulate them.
> someone else suggested the gparted live cd. i can also suggest using
> the systemrescuecd. google 'em - they are easy to find.
> - -d
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Well I found the gparted that I apt-get installed and it also says
the windows partition is un-readable. I learned from a guy who called me
a stupid jerk that chkdsk is a windows program. I didn't know that. So I
will try it and see what it says, if I can find it.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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