Partition problem

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Sat Oct 25 16:20:19 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-10-25 at 12:07 -0400, Rashkae wrote:
> 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.

Yes, technically. I said "effectively", since we are dealing with Karl
here :) I could have made that more clear, I know.

Also, are you positive that the data remains even if you change both
start and end values? I don't know. If changing start values is ok, you
must certainly take care to move them to *lower* counts only, no?

> 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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