Topic: How to resize VISTA using the GParted livecd
I did it with VIsta-business, and it made ABSOLUTELY no problem !
If you prefer to do this by hand, follow those instructions, please.
So you need to run a terminal and use ntfsresize by hand.
Imagine you want to shrink your Vista to 25 gigas, since it is atm 40 go. Here what you have to do :
1) using GParted, note the partition where Vista is : might be sda1 or sdb1 or sdb2 or hda1. So imagine it is sda1
2) launch a Terminal
3) run the following commands :
ntfsresize -s 25G /dev/sda1
4) Now your NTFS file system size is 25GO, but the partition might be still 40 GO !
so what you need to do is to shrink the partition.
To do this we will use fdisk.
5) In the treminal, run fdisk /dev/sda
*note* all the info you can read on this output !!!! (start, ID, system, boot, ...)
Destroy the partition where Vista is (dont be afraid we just destroy the partition not the data !)
Create a new partition, with the same number of the Vista partition we just deleted
Set size to the same start sector that it was
Set end size to 26 go ( well, more than 25go !, maybe 25,5 go should work)
Change the boot taggle to "boot", if it was set
change the type of the partition from 83 to 7 (7 is ntfs)
type "p" to see if all value are correct ! (IF it doesnt or if you fell afraid, type "q" to quit !!!)
then type "w" to enable changes, and make a little prayer ....
It should work.
Former GParted-LiveCD maintainer (2007)