Topic: Resizing NTFS hard drive
I want to dual boot my pc for Windows & Ubuntu so I'm following a guide. The guide pointed to use the GParted to make my current 186GB (200GB) NTFS partition smaller to 120GB. I done all the usual defragmentation, chkdsk, etc but found I had a bad sector on my hard drive. Fantastic, I'll need a new one and it'll take me a week to reinstall all my Windows stuff.
While I wait for Seagate's support to open on Monday morning I thought I should just continue and use the --bad-sector command to make the partition smaller. If it corrupts or goes wrong, oh well, I'm claiming on the 5 year warranty for a new one anyway.
ntfsresize --no-action --bad-sector -s 120G /dev/sda1
ntfsresize --bad-sector -s 120G /dev/sda1
I ran the test command on /dev/sda1 (GParted tells me that's what the partition is called) and everything went ok. I ran the real command and that went ok too. However, GParted is still showing the partition as 186GB, but if I go to properties on the hard drive it says 120GB. I've ran chkdsk as instructed but what else can I do to make the partition the correct size so I can use the new room to create a linux, linux swap and fat32 partition?