[CentOS] confidence in partitioning tool (6.2)

Ljubomir Ljubojevic office at plnet.rs
Mon Jan 30 21:22:15 UTC 2012

On 01/30/2012 08:45 PM, Jonathan Nilsson wrote:
> as for partitioning, i have not had success using any linux installer to
> resize an existing Windows partition. supposedly gparted on a livecd can do
> this (though it has not worked for me when i tried it, possibly because i
> didn't defrag windows first):
> http://www.micahcarrick.com/resize-ntfs-partition.html
> the most reliable method for us has been to pre-partition the drive into at
> least 2 partitions, then install windows into the first partition, then
> install centos (letting it use the free space to auto-create partitions for
> /boot and LVM, and correctly set up grub in the MBR.)

You can Ghost the partition with the software that allows to reduce the 
partition when getting it back, so you ghost, delete and rectreate the 
partitions, and get the ghosted partition back in smaller space.


Ljubomir Ljubojevic
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