Ubuntu Truncating Disk Partitions

Karl Larsen 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.
> Karl
    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.



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