[CentOS] confidence in partitioning tool (6.2)

Philippe Naudin philippe.naudin at supagro.inra.fr
Tue Jan 31 15:26:56 UTC 2012

Le mar 31 jan 2012 07:14:25 CET, John Doe a écrit:

> From: Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at gmail.com>
> > On Tuesday 31 January 2012 05:34:21 Larry Martell wrote:
> >>  I can't even defrag the disk without admin rights :-(
> >>  I'm going to make one more push to get admin, and if not, just go
> >>  ahead and install CentOS and see what happens.
> > Beware that resizing a Windows partition which has not been defrag'ed 
> > is a Bad Idea, and works only if you are lucky enough that Windows 
> > didn't use the end-portion of the partition. Maybe it will work on a freshly 
> > installed and not-ever-seriously-used Windows, but it's a gamble.
> I do not think that Windows basic defragging tool still moves all files bits to the 
> begining of the partition...  It believe it just puts the bits of the same file in a 
> sequential order (maybe also put directories entries at the beginning?) and 
> that's it.  Other defrag utilities might do it though.
> I would check with a "disk mapper" that displays files location on a disk 
> graphically (I think there is maybe one in the sysinternal tools)...

Windows defrag doesn't "compact" the FileSystem ; ntfsresize does if

Larry should have a look at "man ntfsresize" :

Philippe Naudin

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