Partition problem

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Fri Oct 24 21:48:14 BST 2008


    On my Hardy hard drive which is a 160 GB I have the following shown 
by fdisk:

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00056ea5

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         974     7823623+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2             975        1948     7823655   83  Linux
/dev/sda3            1949        2192     1959930   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4            2193        5598    27358695    5  Extended
/dev/sda5            2193        4625    19543041   83  Linux
/dev/sda6            4626        5598     7815591   83  Linux

    What has happened is this. The listing of /dev/sda4 has changed by 
itself. When I made the Extended partition it had 2193 19457 to cover 
the whole hard drive. It changed somehow to just including sda5 and sda6.

    My question is, can I change something that lets me use the whole 
hard drive without deleting sda5 and sda6?

Karl

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