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You could definitely use your Ubuntu CD (it will take much longer to boot the CD though...). I don't have Ubuntu now, but just find the partition manager : System -> Administration -> GNOME Partition Editor.

You could also read these short explanations :

1.10.7 Hard Drive
1.14 Windows
(http://ubuntuguide.o...g/wiki/Ubuntu:Feisty)
But I’m pretty sure it’d be easier and quicker with the gparted or partimage editors.

Thanks, I will try that.


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Which linux boot disk are you using ?
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I tried 'System Rescue CD', 'Insert', and 'Tom's Boot Disk (floppy). I could not get anything intelligent from any of them, but I heard they are fantastic - for those who know how to use them.

I also tried the Ubuntu live CD. Looks great, but how do I get access to my hard disk?

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Thanks guys for all the replies, but I have been there - done that (no t-shirt). Cute partition Manager really is cute, but no resizing capability. Ranish Partition Manager (seems to be abandoned years ago) and partition resizer (also abandoned) can both do the job, but only on FAT partitions.

Yes, I know about UBCD4WIN - I made a combination of UBCD and UBCD4WIN. It is great, and it can do anything - except making coffee and resizing NTFS partitions.

I guess I will have to learn to use LINUX boot disks. I only get a strange command prompt, and then I have no idea how to get started.

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Thanks Nighted, but that just talks about partitioning a new drive added - that was always easy. I am talking about a Notebook Computer, where there is only one drive, and it is all C:\

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Can I add another task that needs a freeware program:

When buying a new computer, it will probably be one (NTFS) partition occupying the whole hard disk.  If you want to partition it, you need a commercial program such as Partition Magic to resize the existing partition to make space for the new partition - of course without loosing  data.

I can not find a free Windows or DOS program to do this. There are LINUX programs to do it (parted, gparted, NTFSresize), but I don't know how to use them. I want it on a DOS boot disk, or Boot CD (such as UBCD).

Can anybody help?

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