k5di at zianet.com
Sat Oct 25 17:23:16 UTC 2008
I have a 160 GB SATA hard drive. When I looked with fdisk at the
disk the Extended partition was just big enough to hold what was on the
disk that was about 30 GB. The remaining 130 GB was not available.
The necessary Extended partition was the problem. I am certain
that when I made that it was covering all the hard drive. But when I
looked yesterday it was not that way. So I tried some ideas to get the
Extended partition fixed.
Parted has the ability to re-size partitions but it fails to
resize a Extended partition. It appears to have problems with ext3 file
Now fdisk is very capable for all manor of partition work but it
was found not capable of re-sizing an Extended partition.
The Hardy LiveCD has gparted that it uses if the user wants to
do a manual loading of Hardy. I loaded the CD and then clicked on
System-Administration - Gparted and up came a full screen of the Gparted
and I clicked on the Extended partition and it gave me a chance to move
it or re-size it. I chose re-size and then set the numbers to include
the entire rest of the hard drive. I clicked Do It and it did. It looked
good on gparted and later good on trusty fdisk on this computer. Now the
Extended partition is the entire rest of the hard drive.
I have 2 hard drives and both have problems with the Extended
partition being too small. I will fix that and make a partition for the
new Ubuntu just above this Hardy. I am not a fan of upgrading.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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