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At the moment I don't have any free space:

(parted) mkpart 
Partition type? primary/extended? primary 
File system type? [ext2]? ext4 
Start? 60G
End? 62.9G
Warning: You requested a partition from 60.0GB to 62.9GB. 
The closest location we can manage is 250GB to 250GB.

Disk /dev/sda: 250GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 2097kB 62.9GB 62.9GB primary ntfs
2 62.9GB 63.4GB 524MB primary ext4
3 63.4GB 250GB 187GB primary boot, lvm

I want to reduce the size of an NTFS partition (1) so I can make a new one. I need a console tool like parted, not a GUI like gparted.

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try ntfsresize,see linuxtechres.blogspot.in/2007/08/… for instructions. hope this helps :) – harish.venkat Dec 22 '12 at 12:26

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