My drive was formatted to look like the following:
Partition 1 - NTFS - 100Gb for Windows XP Partition 4 - Extended Partition Partition 5 - EXT3 - Linux boot partition - 200 Mb Partition 6 - XFS - Linux root partition - 20 Gb Partition 7 - XFS - Linux /usr/local partition - 20 Gb Partition 8 - XFS - Linux /home partition - 100 Gb
I then fired up a Linux LiveCD and ran
gparted, deleting partitions 4 through 8, only leaving my Windows XP partition. I then resized my NTFS partition to take up the full 240 Gb.
However, right clicking on drive
C and pulling up properties still shows the drive (partition) size as 100 Gb. In contrast with that, however, the disk manager in MMC shows the partition size as 240 Gb.
Thus, I have two related questions:
- Will I be able to use the full 240 Gb I now have available to me?
- Can I do something so that Windows XP correctly sees the 240 Gb?
One other thought:
I've considered dropping the drive into Windows Vista / 7 and seeing if drive manager will allow me to shrink and then expand the partition, fixing whatever Windows XP might be using to see the drive size as 100Gb. Do you think that might work?