Currently making tests with GParted-livecd and try to move Vista.
After rebooting I got a black screen of the death, need load my vista-dvd in the media-drive and after some steps, it reboots and checked for consistency, reboot again, and all is okay !
The problem around the black screen might come from offset I guess, just like it was with XP.
I gonna work on this point.
I have the same problem and it's more then a year since your post. Is there any update in GParted that fix this problem?
I purchased a ASUS M15Kr notebook (AMD Turion, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Harddisk)
That's what I did:
1. I downloaded the last GParted Live-CD and burned it and booted right into it. (I had to add acpi=off)
2. The partitions on my disk looked like that:
unallocated (around 1MB)
sda1 recovery, vfat (around 7GB)
sda2 VistaOS, ntfs (aroung 100GB)
sda3 Data, ntfs (the rest)
3. I deleted sda1
4. I deleted sda3
5. I resized sda2 to the beginning of the harddisk.
6. The data where automaticly moved to the beginning of the partition.
All went fine up to that point.
Reboot didn't work as you reported -> Blank screen of death!
So I went back to the GParted Live CD since I have no Vista DVD (only a recovery DVD)
In GParted I see that the partition left (the one I resized) is still recognized as sda2!!!
How can that be?
I put back an image I luckily made with CloneZilla Live before all the operations.
I found that link somewhere else: http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-v … -download/.
That is what they claim: It cannot be used to install or reinstall Windows Vista, and just serves as a Windows PE interface to recovering your PC. Technically, one could re-create this installation media with freely-downloadable media from Microsoft (namely the Microsoft WAIK kit, a multi-gigabyte download); but it's damn-decent of Microsoft to make this available to Windows' users who might not be capable of creating such a thing on their own.
Any experiences with that?
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