Topic: [Solved] Current NTFS Volume size is bigger than the device size
Novice user who has used Gparted Live in the past for moving around and resizing NTFS/FAT32 partition a few times before with no problems. I recently used Gparted to move my Windows 7 NTFS partition and then I guess the software wanted to automatically resize it down ~1 MB. I ran the move and resize in 'fault protection mode' and the test run went fine. However, after the actual move, I received the error "Current NTFS Volume size is bigger than the device size.
Another issue I ran into is I am not able to use the mouse in VM Ware Fusion. I can use keyboard commands ok, but the mouse moves around the screen, but the alignment appears to be off. Any ideas on this?
Gparted Live v 0.6.0-1
VM Ware Fusion 3.0
I researched the tutorials on this forum and I am not familiar with UNIX commands, but I think I have managed to stumble my way through it.
Here it the data I have gathered after running fdisk -l -u and dev/sda unit s print
NTFS partition starts on sector 2048
I took the existing size of 440725504 -1 = 440725503.
Then I converted 440725503 to HEX using an web page util; then took the inverse of that result.
Old Hex values: A0 F6 44 1A
New Hex values: FF EF 44 1A
*** Please let me know if this calculation is correct or not.
I then used hexedit to modify the HEX values on line 20 and saved the new .pbr file
I saved the following files to the following FTP;
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=116b … a77d7aad89
sda-jerome.mbr (original .mbr file)
sda1-jerome.pbr.bak (original .pbr file before I edited the HEX Values)
sda1-modifiedjerome.pbr (modified .pbr after I edited the HEX Values)
Provided the modified .pbr file is correct, I just need to enter the following command;
dd if=/tmp/usb/modifiedjerome.pbr of=/dev/sda1 bs=512 count=1 seek=2048
Do I need to make any changes to the .mbr file?
Thanks for your help,