re re-partition Kubuntu 3-partitions on 40gb

Ray Burke rayburke30 at
Fri Dec 26 21:23:10 UTC 2008

Nils in X,
I cant remember but I think on the 29gb /home I had used about 8gb
and on the 7gb /root used 7gb
it didnt even complete any of the two steps, was still runing
resize 29gb down to 20gband " After assuring that the /swap partition is unmounted"
I didnt understand that meant swapoff???????
I also reboot to see what the disc's were saying but could not even boot
into the new partition k as error monunting as saying to fsck the disk?????
PS I have clonned the corrupt new k from my old k(lucky I done a copy)
but this time using paragon drive copy 8 while in my xp pro as not even
sure when I conned a backup  thru ghost3 it worked??????
> From: kassube at> To: kubuntu-users at> Subject: Re: re re-partition Kubuntu 3-partitions on 40gb> Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 22:05:02 +0100> > Ray Burke wrote:> > I did that and had a problem, as it said was performing 1 of the 2> > tasks 1/ reducing the 29gb sdbe to 20gb and after 3 hours came back> > with error 2/ enlarging the 8bg sdbe to 19gg, but did not even start> > cause of above error.> > Oh, that's not good to read. I hope there was nothing lost. Now the > question is what the error was. Did you have enough free space, i.e. was > there less than 20GB of data on the (originally) 29GB partition? Can you > access the partition from the LiveCD? Maybe you need to reboot (with the > LiveCD) to read the modified partition table. I'm not sure it does that > automatically if there was an error.> > I could imagine that Ubuntu tried to automatically mount the partitions of > the disk after resizing the first one and gparted refused to continue > while the partition for the next operation was mounted. If that is the > case, you could just resize the second partition after unmounting it.> > > am I supposed to in thew terminal type sudo swapoff -a or thru drop> > down menu of the 40gb disc, click swapoff,> > Either way. Gparted wouldn't let you modify the space of the partition if > it is in use as swap space.> > > and when finished do I turn > > the swapon???????> > When finished you can turn swap on again, but it isn't necessary if you > don't want to use the LiveCD any longer.> > > print,and does> > not say anythink about swapoff??????> > Well, on one of the pages it says this:> > | After assuring that the /swap partition is unmounted,> > Actually it doesn't tell you _how_ to unmount the swap partition but you > have to do it.> > > Nils> > -- > kubuntu-users mailing list> kubuntu-users at> Modify settings or unsubscribe at:
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