Partition problem

Rashkae ubuntu at
Sat Oct 25 16:07:14 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-10-25 at 11:18 -0400, Rashkae wrote:
>> that's exactly what 'growing' a parition does.  you erase the
>> old partition, and write a new one with the new start/end values.
> That's not what I would call "grow" as it effectively destroys the old
> partition and its data and creates a new one.

No, no it doesn't.. fdisk doesn't touch the data sectors of the disk,,
it neither writes no erases that there. If you delete all your
partitions and recreate them all the exact same way, there will be no
changes to your disk.. in this case, you just delete a partition but
recreate it with a larger end value.

Since Karl doesn't even want to change existing filesystems, he wouldn't
even have to touch the file system resizing tools afterwards.

However, I must stress, I'm only nitckpicking details as I am
psychotically compelled to do.  My official suggestion, in this case, is
to boot from a rescue cd, or anything else that will give you a decent
GUI, and use gparted / qtparted to do the deed.

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