Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Fri 29 Aug 2014, 20:25
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
How can I increase size of /root in NTFS that won't boot?
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Author Message
Guest
Guest


PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 14:25    Post subject:  How can I increase size of /root in NTFS that won't boot?  

Is there ANYWAY to just increase the root size through puppy if you even if you are on NTFS file system. It wants me to go into Windows XP to do it but I cant because WinXP's file system is corrupt so it doesnt boot..so I cant get back in.
Back to top
mike


Joined: 13 Aug 2005
Posts: 75
Location: Bowser

PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 14:33    Post subject:  

Firstly, I'm sorry to say that you are posting in the wrong section of the forum - this area is supposed to be about explaining how something works, not asking questions. However, the ambiguos title "HOW TO" is misleading, so it's not your fault. But now you know, right?

I don't believe that there is a way of doing what you're suggesting, but hold on, someone may prove me wrong, I'd defineately wait and get a second or third opinion.

Do you have any important data on that hard drive? The reason I ask, is that if you don't, I would suggest just getting rid of NTFS all together, unless you foresee yourself needing XP ever again (and in that case, you could just create a small NTFS partition, in case you ever decided to go back).

Wait for more advice, don't take my word for it, but starting over may be the easiest solution.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Bruce B


Joined: 18 May 2005
Posts: 11092
Location: The Peoples Republic of California

PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 16:25    Post subject:  

I've seen posts on doing this in this forum. I think people have figured it out.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Flash
Official Dog Handler


Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 11029
Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 22:06    Post subject:  

Do you mean that you want to increase the size of the pup001 file? What happens when you try to boot your NTFS partition? If you've borked your BMR somehow, and still have, or can borrow, a Windows 2000 or XP installation disc, you can use it repair the MBR with the "fixmbr" command.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
rarsa


Joined: 29 May 2005
Posts: 3053
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005, 11:07    Post subject:  

Step by step instructions from Microsoft to repair the MBR are under this link
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prkd_tro_ldau.asp
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
raffy

Joined: 25 May 2005
Posts: 4765
Location: Manila

PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005, 11:15    Post subject: Use FAT instead  

Resizing pup001 in NTFS is done through a console of WinXP, so you need WinXP working to do that. Just search Flash's index/sticky above, or search the forum.

(Before you do anything, read the bottom paragraph.)

My advice - copy all your important files from the NTFS partition (yes, it can be mounted read-only by Puppy, try MUT in utilities) and make it another type of partition (FAT32). Even if you reinstalled WinXP, you can use the FAT partition. The good news is, you can resize pup001 anytime when it is in FAT partition. Assumption here is that you're using Puppy version 1.04 (which has MUT).

IMPORTANT: Make sure you save all your important files somewhere (since you may be running Puppy in RAM = no saving to hard drive). Mount another device and save the files there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0514s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0043s) ][ GZIP on ]