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Can't shirnk partition?

Postby nemomarlin on Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:20 pm

The shrinking took about an hour, but now it said it has denied my permission to partition. What's going on?
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Re: Can't shirnk partition?

Postby Decemberdoom on Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:31 pm

More info please... Like OS, program you were using, maybe a pic or at least description of your partition table.

Try running whatever program that was from the terminal. But make sure you put sudo in front of the command. So for example

"sudo gparted"
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Re: Can't shirnk partition?

Postby Fred on Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:50 pm

Decemberdoom,

Please don't tell people to run GUI programs with sudo. Using sudo to run GUI programs can/will break things over time.

Always run GUI programs that you wish to have root access with < gksu program_name > in Gnome or < kdesu program_name > in KDE.

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Re: Can't shirnk partition?

Postby nemomarlin on Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:51 am

hi sorry, My host OS is Windows Vista. I was trying to dual boot Linux Mint and Vista. So I tried to shrink the Vista's partitions for Mint.
I think I figured out the problem. I was trying to free up about 70 Gb(70,000 kb?) which is the amount that windows allow my partition to shrink. However, I got access denied when I tried to shrink that much space. So I tried shrinking 30 Gb instead and It worked!
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Re: Can't shirnk partition?

Postby Fred on Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:53 am

nemomarlin,

Just be thankful it didn't shrink it anyway. :-)

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Re: Can't shirnk partition?

Postby atlef on Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:51 am

I guess you tried to shrink your disk inside Vista. This is a (bug) limitation of this feature. See more about this here.

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