[nSLUG] Partition resizing question
crypticlineage at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 16:17:34 AST 2007
I have not posted here in a long time. How has the winter been in
Halifax so far? I miss the snow.
A partitioning question: A friend wants to have a dual boot system on
his laptop that has a 80 gig hd. We tried resizing the partition to
free up some space for linux using Gparted, but the program fails to
write the changes to the disk. The drive is /dev/hda but Gparted keeps
on looking for /dev/hdb. I am baffled by this.
A quick google search hinted that windows needed "chkdsk /f" before
Gparted could proceed, but haven't had any luck with that approach
either. Yes, I am running Gparted as root (off of Ubuntu live cd).
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