Partition problem

Karl Larsen k5di at
Sat Oct 25 12:55:54 UTC 2008

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> So, you  first need to shrink the logical partitions and then you 
>> can add new logical partitions in the free space inside the extended
>> partition.
> I think you missed the problem. The extended partition doesn't use the 
> space of the disk to the end. Therefore there is no need to shrink 
> existing partitions. If you look at the fdisk output it says there are 
> 19457 cylinders while the extended partition ends at 5598. Therefore I 
> think it would be sufficient to only resize the extended partition. Then 
> there should be plenty of space for new logical partitions. I suppose 
> that can be done with fdisk, but as I am not sure (and I don't have a 
> spare disk to test it), I can't advise doing it.
> Nils
    It was tried with parted and it didn't work on an Extended 
partition. I will try working from a CD and see if that changes anything.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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