re re-partition Kubuntu 3-partitions on 40gb

Ray Burke rayburke30 at
Mon Dec 29 19:48:09 GMT 2008

Nils I am in 'K',

The paragon drive copy 8 worked in my xp pro to clone over the old 'k'
to a spare 40gb then I used the live cd Ubuntu with the new clonned copy
and this time the re-partition worked it took about 35mins to do the enlarge
7gb to 18gb and reduce the 28gb to 19gb below  is a copy of $ df -h

rayburke at rayburke-desktop:~$ df -h
Filesystem            Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1              18G  7.4G  9.2G  45% /
varrun                474M  168K  474M   1% /var/run
varlock               474M  4.0K  474M   1% /var/lock
udev                  474M   80K  474M   1% /dev
devshm                474M     0  474M   0% /dev/shm
lrm                   474M   38M  437M   8% /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/volatile
/dev/sdb2              19G  6.0G   13G  33% /home
/dev/sda1              75G   38G   37G  51% /media/BKUP MAN
rayburke at rayburke-desktop:~$

and as can see it worked so thanks for all you help, and after reading the instructions
I believe that within Kubuntu I can download this gparted and keep a copy within K ??????????????????


> From: kassube at
> To: kubuntu-users at
> Subject: Re: re re-partition Kubuntu 3-partitions on 40gb
> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 12:04:50 +0100
> Ray Burke wrote:
> > I'm not sure I understand - did it partially boot but want you to
> > manually fsck the root partition? NO onlly the Kubuntu plash screen
> > showed once then back to dos scipting and Yes manually
> Kubuntu splash screen is what I would call partially booted. And what you 
> call "back to dos scripting" is probably the shell login prompt or a root 
> shell. If it is a login prompt you could login with your username and 
> password and then use the command "sudo su" to get a root shell. If it is 
> a root shell already you could skip that step.
> Then you could try the command
> fsck /dev/sdb1
> where I took the device name /dev/sdb1 from one of your previous mails. 
> Maybe you have to replace the device name if it is another device. 
> Probably fsck will ask many questions if it should fix specific errors. 
> When I had a similar situation many years ago I always let it fix the 
> error and finally the file system worked again. However I don't know if 
> that will help in your situation especially because I don't know what 
> error message there was.
> > > 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?????? The
> > > clonned copy thru Paragon drive copy 8 worked as I booted from the
> > > clone and
> >
> > it booted up, so now I will try the gparted on the ubuntu live cd and
> > let you know what happens OK??????
> I don't think gparted will help if there is really a problem where you 
> should run fsck manually. But of course you can try it.
> Nils
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