shrinking a partition on a thumb drive

B. Henry burt1iband at
Sat Feb 16 05:09:34 UTC 2013

Maybe this has long since been answered, but as I just saw this for the 
first time and don't see any replies perhaps it hasn't been answered.
I'm assuming that you are using a standard squashed file system 
installation on the thumbdrive and that the whole drive's formated 
fat32. Is this correct? Have you done much customizing, or installed 
software that you built from source or that comes from non-standard 
repos, etc? If not I'd just re do things from scratch after making the 
4gig fat partition and what other one you want.
What are you planning on doing with the other partition? How did you 
want to format the other partition?

  On 08/13/2012 06:36 PM, Lenny wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running Ubuntu 10.04, and I have it installed on an 8GB thumb drive as
> well.
> I boot from the CD, and unmount the thumb drive.
> I open gParted, and select /dev/sdb1 which is correct.
> Then I go to move/resize and I change the unallocated size to 4096 MB.
> then when I apply the action, it fails every time.
> I tried this in Parted using sudo as well, and it said that the action is
> not supported at this time.
> My goal is to make a 4GB partition on the SD card.
> Thanks for any help.
> Glenn

B. Henry

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