Converting a disk to dynamic that has the operating sytem on it
Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:26 AM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:41 PM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:59 PM
Convert you filesystem back to basic. Run defrag on your system.
Burn it to a CD and boot from it (post back if you do not know how to do this).
In Puppy Linux there is a start menu in the bottom left like in windows. I don't have an available copy to look at but somewhere is a utility called "gparted". It has a GUI so it shouldn't be too difficult to use.
Many Linux installers use gparted so if you are shrinking it for a Linux installation then you will probably be able to resize partitions from the installer.
It's not recommended that you have a partition that is more the 85% full. This is most likely why you are unable to do it through a Windows utility.
Also, I can only guess at the actual size of your HDD....
Edited by Titan8990, 13 August 2008 - 03:00 PM.
Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:20 PM
Edited by trnstar, 13 August 2008 - 03:20 PM.
Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:25 PM
Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:11 AM
Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:52 AM
From the looks of that article you don't actually need a separate partition. A network drive in windows can simply be a folder.
Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:25 PM
Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:11 PM
1: Your hard disk is relatively small. Downsizing the main partition can create space problems.
2: Resizing is not trivial. Quite often it fails with disastrous results.
3: Changing a drive letter is not trivial. It's very easy to do but can create tons of problems.
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