Cloned Partition Properties -Can not resize partition


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mhernandeznj
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First let me say I am new and have limited knowledge . 
The drive I am cloning is 40gb GPT drive  , The target drive is 640gb .
I have cloned it successfully (without resizing partition's) several times and it boots and works fine .
Now that I know it works I am trying to clone to 640gb drive so that  all 640gb is available.
I have read I can do this by using Partition Properties but when I try the Partitions Properties tabs are grayed out and unclick able
I suspect it because the Partition I am trying to resize  is a EXT3 partition ,
I was hoping somebody could help me out with this issue .
Again the source disc is a 40gb GPT with two partitions 1st looks like a unformatted system partition 2nd is EXT both labeled primary
At first I thought it was because I was using free version but have since purchased key and still same issue
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated


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Hi mhernandeznj,

Thanks for posting and welcome to the forum.

I'm afraid that Reflect is currently unable to re-size EXT3 partitions.  You may be able to use a 3rd party partition manager  to achieve your desired results however your millage may vary.

This thread may be of interest to you.

http://forum.macrium.com/Topic419.aspx 


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Stephen

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Thank you for the reply .
I did take a look at the information you provided .
Like I said I'm not that experienced , It appears to me that the Gpart program is only available as a image that
you put into a usb or disc then use it to boot your system to resize partition . I'm not sure I have that right maybe I missed another download for a different version.
The partition I want to resize is a Linux partition on a hard drive I attached to my W7 PC .
Also I believe the  Linux disc partition I want to resize is not the part of disc that has boot info on it . The Linux disc is for a HTPC
I am also not sure if I have the skills needed to write commands , Is that needed ?
I am use to using programs like easeus partition master (which is a joke compared to Macrium Reflect )
Does it make sense to use a bootable program on a job like mine .
And sorry if this is just me being unable to see your advice properly


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Hi mhernandeznj,

Yes Gparted can be burnt to CD or USB, although we are unable to support Gparted there is a tutorial on this website.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-gparted-to-resize-your-windows-vista-partition/

You can boot into the CD and re-size your partitions using a graphical interface (a bit like Easeus)

Perhaps one of our other forum members can recommend a Windows based program that they find confertable to use.



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