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  • Ubuntu Live-CD won't partition

    I'm trying to shrink my 1TB drive partition by 100GB but every time I apply/start the shrink it gets an error after about 15 seconds.

    I've saved the details, you can see them in the .htm file here:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?ef8npk5j51eb9ov

    Cheers,

    Toon

  • #2
    It may also be worth noting no OS is installed on the drive.

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    • #3
      Have you ever had any OS installed on the drive and has the drive been booted up in a machine with windows present even if its been on another drive?

      If so you may need to boot the drive up in a windows machine. Shutdown properly then attempt to format using a live cd.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by llawwehttam View Post
        Have you ever had any OS installed on the drive and has the drive been booted up in a machine with windows present even if its been on another drive?

        If so you may need to boot the drive up in a windows machine. Shutdown properly then attempt to format using a live cd.
        Windows is on a separate drive but wont boot due to a .sys magically disappearing overnight

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        • #5
          sounds like a bad drive.

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          • #6
            Well, it says "The NTFS journal file is unclean", so I don't know if that means the FAT table for allocating data onto the partition is in some way corrupt? Also, you might have some unmoveable file or something stuck wherever it's trying to create the space. I'm no expert on this kind of stuff, but if you have a spare hard disk to move all your data to temporarily and allow a format, I'd probably do that.
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            • #7
              That is what has caused the problem. Windows has placed a file on the drive, possibly in the MBR area that is preventing it from being modified. I have sen this issue with linux before. It is sort of a failsafe to prevent damage.

              I don't know myself how to wipe an MBR. The best way to fix this problem would be to put the drive in another windows PC, boot up into windows, shutdown, remove the drive then format it in your machine.
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              • #8
                This is becoming a PITA.

                I've got about 100-200GB's worth of data on the 1TB drive I'm trying to shrink.

                I've got nowhere for the files to go but I can't delete them because I don't have enough monthly usage on my broadband connection to re-download them.

                I'll try and get that windows error fixed.

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                • #9
                  ^ I should have realised that from both the above posts, just remembered I've had the same issue myself before. Sorry lol, as explained above, slave it in a Windows PC and it should be solved.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by llawwehttam View Post
                    Have you ever had any OS installed on the drive and has the drive been booted up in a machine with windows present even if its been on another drive?

                    If so you may need to boot the drive up in a windows machine. Shutdown properly then attempt to format using a live cd.
                    OK you're a babe.

                    Found out that it was sfsync03.sys that stopped windows from booting.

                    Turns out it's from starforce - stupid DRM.

                    Deleted the starforce drivers from Live-CD, booted into Windows, shutdown Windows, booting back into Live-CD and we all lived happily ever after (so far). Going to take 1hr 50m for it to shrink though

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