Partition problem, solved
sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Sat Oct 25 18:38:35 UTC 2008
Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Saturday 25 October 2008 18:27, Karl Larsen wrote:
>> 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!
> Well that's one problem resolved, but you didn't say how things are in New
> Mexico today. Early evening now in Northern France. I suppose your just into
> the afternoon there.
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