Partition problem, solved

Karl Larsen k5di at
Sat Oct 25 16:27:01 UTC 2008

Rashkae wrote:
> 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
	Linux User
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