extended partition not covering entire hard disk

Andrew Jorgensen andrew.jorgensen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 18:16:23 BST 2006

On 9/1/06, John Richard Moser <nigelenki at comcast.net> wrote:
> > If you delete the extended partition and create a new, larger one, and
> > recreate the logical drives in it exactly as they were before, this will
> > work to extend the logical partition without destroying the existing
> > logical volumes.  Also try (qt/g)parted, it's excellent at reconfiguring
> > existing partitions.
> That is EXTREMELY dangerous; and gparted doesn't seem to know about
> resizing an extended partition.

To clarify:  Mucking with your partition table by deleting everything
and making sure that you create the new logical partition at the same
point on the disk is extremely dangerous.  Using parted isn't
EXTREMELY dangerous, it's just normal-type dangerous (as any partition
editing is).

And gparted most certainly does know how to resize an extended
partition.  I've just done it myself to make sure and it did a fine
job of it.

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