Ubuntu Truncating Disk Partitions
k5di at zianet.com
Sun May 25 12:17:09 UTC 2008
Karl Larsen wrote:
> Ben2K wrote:
>> I recently swapped out my laptop harddrive for a larger 160GB model. I first
>> created the partitions I wanted, significantly expanding /home and
>> /usr/local. Then I copied everything with Clonezilla. After some boot
>> difficulties, I got everything running.
>> The problem is that the /home and /usr/local partitions (/dev/sda8 and
>> /dev/sda9) are sized at 40GB and 45GB. respectively. Both are ext3. This
>> info is correctly reported by fdisk, gparted, and even Nautilus. But when I
>> do a df, or try to use the space, df reports that both partitions have been
>> truncated to 9.9GB!
>> /dev/sda8 10365264 8994932 843804 92% /home
>> /dev/sda9 10365264 9082556 756180 93% /usr/local
>> BTW, I'm running kernel 2.6.24-16-generic and Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy.
>> How do I fix this, and get access to the missing space?
> WOW! That is a problem. I do not understand how fdisk can tell you one
> thing and df tell you another. I have never used Clonezilla but doubt
> it could have changed partition size :-)
> Please do this. In a terminal run fdisk like $sudo fdisk /dev/sda
> and then using the information on cylinder size calculate the exact size
> of /dev/sda8. Then see how close it is to what df reads.
> Also df is not working right. If you look at the size left the the
> 90% is not correct. It needs to be done with care and I think df may be
> the problem.
Just went to Google and found out what clonezilla really is. It is
your problem. It is a version of Norton Ghost which I use and it screwed
up your system. I am afraid you must do it all again and use another way
to copy files like cp -a is a good one.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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