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QTParted and NTFS/ Windows Server 2003

On Sat, 21 Apr 2007 13:33:38 -0400
Tom Metro <blu at> wrote:

> And did it let you? Without deleting and recreating the partition?
> I'm not familiar with Windows Server 2003, but earlier versions of 
> Windows don't come with partitioning tools that allow resizing 
> partitions non-destructively.
> > I then rebooted Knoppix and shrunk the partition...
> Why? An attempt to undo the failed step?
> > ...but this time Windows saw 16GB. What I ended up doing was to
> > expand the partition to its full size, boot Windows, then boot Knoppix
> > and shrink it down a few hundred MB. Windows then recognized about
> > 70GB. At the moment the problem is solved, but I'm wondering where the
> > file system is expanded?
> It should be expanded by ntfresize, which is used by QTParted, but 
> apparently the behavior was buggy. Had you ran ntfresize from the 
> command line, you might have seen warnings or errors that would shed 
> light on what went wrong.
> It's possible that on your first pass, the partition table was changed, 
> but ntfresize failed to run, so the file system remained unchanged. Then 
> your trip back to Windows and running chkdisk cleared the problem, so 
> the second resize attempt in QTParted not only resized the partition, 
> but also succeeded in running ntfresize.
This is very possible.
Actually, had we messed up Windows, we could have easily rebuilt it. As
a result, my boss will now carry a Knoppix CD/DVD.  While we are in the
financial software business, all of our servers run Linux and he is an
MIT grad.
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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