k5di at zianet.com
Thu Jun 12 15:23:27 UTC 2008
Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
> On Thursday 12 June 2008 11:15:26 Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 11 June 2008 21:31:59 Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>> I have a real problem with /dev/sda5. I put the /karl directories on
>>>> it and got a 100% full warning. But for gods sake I had doubled the size
>>>> with fdisk and saved it. Here is what df says:
>>>> /dev/sda5 8657308 8216216 1316 100% /mnt
>>>> But here is what I did with fdisk and mkfs.ext3 earlier today:
>>>> /dev/sda5 2193 4625 19543041 83 Linux
>>>> according to fdisk.
>>>> Which of these is correct?
>>> Both of them.
>>> One is reporting the partition size, and the other is reporting the
>>> filesystem size. Fdisk doesn't mess with filesystems, which is why it's
>>> not recommended for those who don't know exactly what they're doing. You
>>> could avoid this by using parted, or something higher level like that.
>>> You need to resize the filesystem to match the new partition size.
>>> man resize2fs is your friend.
>> While you're right about the partition size, I don't think parted would do
>> any better job.
> Maybe I'm assuming too much here, but I really thought it did the whole thing.
> Isn't parted the partitioner used in the graphical installer?
>> However, Karl says he used mkfs - so it really should be
>> using the whole partition.
> I'd think so, too. But in light of what he said, it would also make sense that
> mkfs would just reformat the existing filesystem, instead of creating a whole
> new one. I don't have the time to experiment and try to find out why this
> happened to him, but his solution is a fair and simple resize.
> Mea culpa, as per P.Garret's and K.Auer's recent emails (both of which I agree
> to) I should've stated that I *thought* parted would prevent it, instead.
I am sure gparted would have caught the problem. I did not have it
loaded at that time.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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