Shrink ext3 partition and convert to ntfs?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by NewLeaf, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. NewLeaf

    NewLeaf New Member

    Hello,

    I'm dual booting with two hard drives:
    hda -120GB runnning WinXP
    hdb - 80GB running Mandriva 2005 LE

    I want to back up my data files onto hdb. Currently I'm using only 10% of the /home partition. So I figured I can resize the it and allocate about 40GB to Windows. I've read about GParted and DiskDrake but before I attempt to use either of them I'd like to know if what I'm attempting to do is wise. Can DiskDrake convert unallocated free space to NTFS and will Windows recognise it after rebooting.

    Thanks in advance,
    NewLeaf.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    It should work without problems if you use GParted on a live CD.
     
  3. NewLeaf

    NewLeaf New Member

    GParted worked

    Thanks for your reply. I used GParted and was able to easily reclaim the space I wanted.

    Thanks again,
    NewLeaf
     

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