Topic: [SOLVED]How do I reduce an NTFS system partition with Gparted-live?
I have acquired an old Pentium 3 laptop. It has a 40GB HDD installed, all in one NTFS partition, and about 8GB of software (OS Windows XP).
I want to clone the drive on to a 20GB, keeping the existing software, so that I can use the 40GB on another machine, but first I would need to resize the C: partition down to below 20GB. I have downloaded gparted-live-0.14.1-6 and burnt it to a CD, but it is unable to resize an NTFS partition. The volume in the Gparted window shows an exclamation mark in a yellow triangle, and info says:
Unable to read the contents of this file system!
Because of this some operations may be unavailable.
The cause might be a missing software package.
The following list of software packages is required for ntfs file system support: ntfsprogs / ntfs-3g.
This doesn't seem to be anything to do with the problem described in the 'sticky' on this forum.
Presumably ntfsprogs has to be on the CD, but to get there it would have to be included in the iso file before I burned it. I've no idea how to do this.
Is what I am trying to do actually possible, and if so, can anyone give me some idea of what I would have to do to get it to work?