Topic: SOLVED: Error: Current NTFS Volume Size is bigger than the device size
After reading other similar topics on this issue, it appears that it is case-specific to each person, so I will post my data and hope someone can help me out.
I recently tried to shrink my main partition that has Win XP installed from 250 GB to 136 GB, and create a second partition to install Win 7 on.
After excecuting the operations in GParted 0.4.8 , the error occured:
ntfsresize -P -i -f -v /dev/sda2
ntfsresize v2.0.0 (libntfs 10:0:0)
Device name : /dev/sda2
NTFS volume version: 3.1
Cluster size : 4096 bytes
Current volume size: 249933353472 bytes (249934 MB)
Current device size: 146969303040 bytes (146970 MB)
ERROR: Current NTFS volume size is bigger than the device size!
Corrupt partition table or incorrect device partitioning?
Here are the files and the info which may be needed for a solution:
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30394 cylinders, total 488281250 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x30000000
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 112454 56196 de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 * 128520 287177939 143524710 7 HPFS/NTFS
knoppix@Microknoppix:/root$ parted /dev/sda unit s print
WARNING: You are not superuser. Watch out for permissions.
Model: ATA WDC WD2500JD-75G (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 488281250s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 63s 112454s 112392s primary fat16
2 128520s 287177939s 287049420s primary ntfs boot
Whole gparted log-file:
Hope that somebody can give me a instruction how to solve my problem.
Thanks in advance