Can't resize NTFS partition in compatibility mode

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Can't resize NTFS partition in compatibility mode

Postby bwjpg on Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:56 pm

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Hi again I'm stuck and hoping someone knows what to do.

I am trying to install Elyssa on my system but my graphics card causes the system to hang. Compatibility mode works (albeit at low resolution) but when I try to install it the installer won't let me resize my single NTFS partition. It just lets me use manual mode or guided wipe the whole disk mode.

I've used Mint before and been very happy with it. I've checked the forums and it seems no one has ever had this problem before. All the online guides and my own recollection is that there should be a resize NTFS partition mode built into the installer. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to how I solve my problem or what my problem actually is.

My system is an old Sempron box
2 gig of Ram
80GB ATA hard drive (GParted says 76.68GB with 15.81GB used and 60.88GB empty and 5.08MB unallocated)
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
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Re: Can't resize NTFS partition in compatibility mode

Postby bwjpg on Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:03 pm

Don't worry fixed itself i.e. booted the Live CD, having created a separate partition in XP and deleted it, when lo and behold resize NTFS partition was there as an option in the installer.

Anyhow adding to our collective knowledge.
You can install Mint (well Elyssa at any rate) in compatibility mode with no ill effects.
I downloaded 200 updates and everything seems to work fine.
Used EnvyNG to get the latest ATI driver and it automatically changed everything from cruddy 1280x1024 to 1680x1050.
And then when I enabled the wobbly window option the machine froze solid...identical to the issues with the live CD
When I rebooted the system everything seemed to work fine including Compiz Fusion.
Compiz Fusion though cool is still then a work in progress
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