[Smaug] Fwd: Re: Fwd: installfest!

Peter Belew abcruzww at gmail.com
Sun Jun 4 20:53:42 PDT 2006


More on ntfsresize:

  http://man.linux-ntfs.org/ntfsresize.8.html
  http://nishants.net/articles/ntfsresize.htm
  http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/ntfsresize.html

Peter


On 6/4/06, Peter Belew <abcruzww at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here's a possible solution:
>
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ntfsresize
>
> If that's on a live disk (knoppix, the Ubuntu live disk, etc.) then
> you can run the live disk and run Ntfsresize from it. It will
> apparently handle moving the files down on the disk. Possibly running
> Windows defrag first would help anyway, to reduce the amount of work
> Ntfsresize has to do; I don't know.
>
> I tried a windows program called pagedefrag (which can be set up to
> run at boot time), but it doesn't move files 'down' either. It might
> be useful for the general Windows user though.
>
>  - Peter
>
> On 6/4/06, Paul Thomas <orbital04 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Peter,
> >
> > Your email arrived as I was running the XP defrag for yucks. I just got this
> > laptop a couple months ago so files are scattered all of the drive yet. If I
> > can
> > shrink the ntfs partition in half, XP should be happy enough there for now.
> >
> > I also made a Knoppix CD, fun! I almost want to go with it for now but it
> > has
> > to access the CD alot so it may not be a good thing. It was handy to find
> > out
> > some shortcomings of my machine....the Broadcom wireless device requires
> > using ndiswrapper and some other hacks are needed to deal with hibernate,
> > suspend, some buttons, and throttling the cpu may need some help also.
> >
> > Maybe I'll backup some personal files and try resizing the ntfs with the
> > Qparted
> > on the Knoppix CD then pick a Linux to install. I'm used to Slackware but
> > the work world out there wants experience with RHEL, looked at the price of
> > that and I'm not going to spend that kind of $. So perhaps Debian as that
> > seems to be popular also.
> >
> > Thanks for the tips!
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > --Paul T.
> >
> >
> > Peter Belew <abcruzww at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >  The XP defrag is seriously deficient in compaction of volumes in order
> > to split them. Here is a screen shot of defrag after several passes:
> >
> >  http://abcruzww.com/peter/images/defrag.png
> >
> > The small file or group of files towards the right end of the image
> > defies being moved ... if I wanted to split this partition to install
> > LInux, I wouldn't have much room for Linux.
> >
> > Fortunately, there's already a Linux partition (actually 3) on this
> > laptop, so I'm not worrying about it for myself. But clearly if I had
> > tried installing Linux after files were scattered all over C:\, I'd be
> > in trouble.
> >
> > It's really essential in that case to find another defragmenter. :(
> >
> > - Peter
> >
> >
> > On 5/31/06, Paul Thomas wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > Paul Thomas wrote:
> > > Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 21:06:10 -0700 (PDT)
> > >
> > > From: Paul Thomas
> > > Subject: Re: [Smaug] Fwd: installfest!
> > >
> > > To: Alicia Bell
> > >
> > > HI All,
> > >
> > > G-thanksk for the helpful info. Not sure I'll have a full day for
> > defragging
> > > between now and then....we'll see;)
> > >
> > > --Paul T.
> > >
> > >
> > > Alicia Bell wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > From: Adam Thompson
> > > Date: May 30, 2006 5:51 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [Smaug] installfest!
> > > To: Alicia Bell
> > >
> > > We'll be using Ubuntu as the default but will have others available.
> > > Shrinking NTFS file systems is a bit more difficult (but possible),
> > > defragmenting the harddrive will make it a lot easier.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 5/30/06, Alicia Bell wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > > From: Paul Thomas < orbital04 at yahoo.com>
> > > > Date: May 30, 2006 1:40 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [Smaug] installfest!
> > > > To: Alicia Bell
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > HI Alicia,
> > > >
> > > > What flavor of Linux will be installed there? I have a laptop with XP on
> > > it
> > > > and I would like to make it dual boot. I'm hoping to be able to shrink
> > the
> > > > ntfs to make room for Linux.
> > > >
> > > > Can I do this there?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > -Paul T.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Alicia Bell < alibell84 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hey you guys,
> > > > Some of you were able to make our past Linux installfest at ucsc. We're
> > > having another one on June 8 at the Stevenson Fireside Lounge! It starts
> > at
> > > 10:00am and goes until 4:00pm. It would be great if any of you can make
> > it.
> > > We'll have food and videos.
> > > >
> > > > Hope to see you all soon! Let me know if you can make it.
> > > >
> > > > Best,
> > > > Alicia Bell
> > > >
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