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Defragging for linux

  1. Nov 3, 2005 #1
    OK, I am needing to install linux.

    But when defragging the hard drive (I am doing a dual-boot), I have two blocks that I can't move with the rest of the data.

    Anyone have any ideas how to do this?

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  3. Nov 3, 2005 #2


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    Just so people don't get confused: You're looking to defrag windows. There is no need to defrag in linux.

    To answer your question: Use QTparted, which can be found on the Knoppix liveCD, to resize the windows parition. If you try to do this inside of windows it isn't going to work because some files will be locked.
  4. Nov 3, 2005 #3
    Yes, sorry for the confusion.

    Does SuSe linux have a similar tool? That is the distro I am gonna install.
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    You can get qtparted after you install suse, but that wouldn't help you now.
  6. Nov 3, 2005 #5
    Thanks for the help.

    Unfortunately, I think it is a situation I will have to live with until I convert that computer to linux.
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