Topic: "SOLVED" Current NTFS volume size is bigger...
Problem is with first partition /dev/sda1 containing Vista
Used the Vista "manage" to downsize from 170GB to 150GB.
Despite disabling swap file, hibernate, error dumps, recover options etc and disk cleanup, not able to shrink further!
Found a forum recommendation for system rescuecd and burnt iso x86-1.3.4 to cd.
Unfortunately, this cd would not load gparted. Tried several methods. Other programs on the cd worked.
Had a cd with only gparted 0.5.0-3 used this to further shrink the vista partition to approx 62.5GB
Seemed to work okay. Did a check for errors after resize finished. Gparted reports everything good.
Now vista won't boot. Tried to fix using vista install dvd but says it cannot fix. Shows vista partition as 0 MB
GParted now won't touch the partition further with the ERROR: Current NTFS volume size is bigger than the device size!
Unfortunately, did not see the problems people were having otherwise wouldn't have gone there.
The vista partition contains approx 41GB and the remainder of the partition is empty.
So resize was just to shrink unused space.
fdisk -l -u
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xcab10bee
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 131074334 65536143+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 477186048 542722047 32768000 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda3 * 542723958 606678659 31977351 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 606678660 625137344 9229342+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda5 477188096 542722047 32766976 b W95 FAT32
parted /dev/sda unit s print
Model: ATA WDC WD3200JS-60P (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 625142448s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 2048s 131074334s 131072287s primary ntfs
2 477186048s 542722047s 65536000s extended lba
5 477188096s 542722047s 65533952s logical fat32
3 542723958s 606678659s 63954702s primary ntfs boot
4 606678660s 625137344s 18458685s primary fat32 lba
Much appreciated if someone can give specific instructions how to correct the partition table.
What numbers need to be changed? What program is required to do this? Thank you