Partition problem, solved
k5di at zianet.com
Sat Oct 25 16:27:01 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.
Well here is what happened:
Disk /dev/sdb: 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/sdb1 * 1 974 7823623+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 975 1948 7823655 83 Linux
/dev/sdb3 1949 2192 1959930 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb4 2193 19457 138681112+ 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 2193 4625 19543041 83 Linux
/dev/sdb6 4626 5598 7815591 83 Linux
karl at karl-hardy:~$
This is exactly what I wanted and I did it using gparted on the Hardy
LiveCD. This gparted is the one you see when your loading Hardy
manually. In anycase I told it to make /dev/sdb4 as large as possible
and it DID!
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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