[nycbug-talk] BSDing windows

George Georgalis george
Wed Sep 29 16:17:11 EDT 2004

I'm not alone, I don't particularly care for Windows; but I do need
to use it from time to time. I won't go into my methods for managing
windows installs unless people are interested, but I generally use
a combination of dd and rsync. Sometimes I need to resize fat32
filesystem but the only way I know is to run the "fips.exe" from a dos
floppy; but, most of my computers don't have floppy drives anymore.

Do I need to create a bootable dos cdrom for this application or are
there unix tools to resize a fat32 partition? Another way? Ideally I'd
like to resize the dd image of the windows partition.

While I'm on the topic are there any unix programs to defrag a fat32

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at galis.org

More information about the talk mailing list