In my brother's single boot Ubuntu PC, I was trying to resize /dev/sda5 partition with gparted, which is in ntfs format, but found a warning, that showing—

Unable to read the contents of this file system! Because of this some operations may be unavailable. The cause might be a missing software package. The following list of of software packages is required for ntfs file system support: ntfsprogs / ntfs-3g.

I have installed ntfs-3g and ntfs-config packages and tried to fix the partition with ntfs-fix. But it is not worked, a warning sign is showing yet.

What can I do now?


You've probably found a solution by now, but if not, could you put the drive in a PC with windows and try running chkdsk /f? I had a similar error and was able to fix it that way.

Also running the following command may give some insight into what the issue is:

ntfsresize --info --force --no-progress-bar /your-partition

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