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Re: NTFS resizing during installation ...


Thanks for saying "of course" :)

Actually, I use ntfsresize and other tools from the package
ntfsprogs-1.7.1-1. It allows me to resize the NTFS partitions without
any problem ...

I will use chvt then, and run the script in the %pre section.

Thanks for the pointer.

On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 16:09, Philip Rowlands wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Marc De Preter wrote:
> >I am trying to build a fully automated installation procedure, that will
> >resize NTFS partitions, and create linux partitions, based on some
> >templates.
> How will you resize NTFS partitions? I don't think parted knows how to
> do that.
> >My main issue is that I need the user to break the NTFS partitioning at
> >any time (if (s)he decides not to continue with the install f.i.).
> >
> >So the way I do it for the moment is to run a script before calling the
> >loader, and this script does all the magic, and reboots the box in case
> >of a problem or if the user doesn't confirm the actions to take.
> >
> >Now, this may not be the best way to do it. So is it possible to run
> >this script in the %pre section of the kickstart ?
> Of course.
> >Before you say "of course", please consider that I need user input, and
> >that I don't want user to Ctrl+Alt+F2 to get to the script ... I would
> >rather have the script running in the GUI :)
> >
> >So, anybody has experience with this ?
> Only reading what others do on this list. dialog is a decent enough
> textmode GUI for your requirements, but if you need something running in
> X that's (more) difficult. chvt will flip to other VTs without needing
> to press Alt+F2.
> Cheers,
> Phil
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