elmo at ne.rr.com
Sat Oct 25 22:22:39 BST 2008
Karl Larsen wrote:
> On my Hardy hard drive which is a 160 GB I have the following shown
> by fdisk:
> Disk /dev/sda: 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/sda1 * 1 974 7823623+ 83 Linux
> /dev/sda2 975 1948 7823655 83 Linux
> /dev/sda3 1949 2192 1959930 82 Linux swap / Solaris
> /dev/sda4 2193 5598 27358695 5 Extended
> /dev/sda5 2193 4625 19543041 83 Linux
> /dev/sda6 4626 5598 7815591 83 Linux
> What has happened is this. The listing of /dev/sda4 has changed by
> itself. When I made the Extended partition it had 2193 19457 to cover
> the whole hard drive. It changed somehow to just including sda5 and sda6.
> My question is, can I change something that lets me use the whole
> hard drive without deleting sda5 and sda6?
If you want to get a really good view of how your hard drives are
partitioned, run Ranish's Partition Manager.
I have it on a floppy and use an external floppy drive but there's no
reason you couldn't use a CD
The program is somewhat obsolete but I haven't found one that shows how
your drives are partitioned better or
as well as this one does.
I've used it to examine the partitioning of a computer with three hard
drives including an external drive.
You can easily resize partitions and set up Extended partitions
It's too bad that Ranish didn't follow through and keep it up to date.
It's still very handy if you want to get a good picture of your
partitions and resize them,
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