Nils Kassube wrote:
> Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
>> On Sun, 2008-08-17 at 21:04 -0400, elmo wrote:
>>> Can GPARTED do a safe job of shrinking the C: partition and create a
>>> decent sized UBUNTU partition without loss of Windows:data?
>> gparted can shrink NTFS partitions. I have done it several times
>> without any data loss. It is still a good idea to back up the user
>> data, just in case.
> I have used gparted to shrink NTFS partitions WITH data loss twice, so a
> backup of the user data is not only a good idea but mandatory IMHO. I
> suppose that the data loss was caused by the fragmented distribution of
> data blocks on the disk (even after using defrag). But I can't verify
> that assumption because a) those were not my disks and b) they are now
> used for Linux only
I do not hear the requirement to defrag the hard drive voiced often.
I think it is critical to do that first. My Wife's XP gets defrag'ed
every time she complains her computer is too slow :-)
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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