Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib
The *nix systems, well... what do the Ubuntu forums say to use for resizing if they don't like GParted? It usually helps to provide an alternative when critizing a solution many others use successfully
Well ... they say two things:
1) IF you must use GParted, make sure you have a Vista repair CD handy to do Startup Repair SHOULD your Vista OS become corrupted, or
2) Use the Vista Disk Management utility to shrink the Vista OS -- with a link then provided to the How-to-Geek forums post that has hints for working around shrinkage restrices.
As to the "use successfully", guess that depends on WHERE you read about the results. The Ubuntu forums have post after post when folks used GParted to shrink Vista and then could not boot Vista again, and (since you may doubt the veracity of *nix posters), the NeoSmart forums has several posts where folks encountered the same problems.
Oh, and if it makes you feel any better, when I first mentioned this in the Ubuntu forums, the GParted fans were outraged -- until two of the most senior forum members decided to systematically test out the claim -- and discovered that it WAS correct.
And, IMHO, it's not "critizing a solution" when you warn people that it might cause serious damage; it's warning them of the risks they are taking when choosing that solution. People have a right to know what risks are present when they do something.