k5di at zianet.com
Wed Oct 29 11:59:14 UTC 2008
Derek Broughton wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> Rashkae wrote:
>>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>> OK I am now certain I did not cause the problem of last week when I
>>>> found the External partition size was too small. I just checked and the
>>>> one I fixed with gparted is again just large enough to cover the
>>>> existing partitions. It is complex for sure but I want to write a Bug
>>>> since it is now certain a bug :-)
>>> Is the installer maybe shrinking the existing extended partition so it
>>> doesn't extend past the space used by the partitions within it?
>>> Either way, I seriously doubt your conclusion.
>> Unless you KNOW the Installer (what ever that is) is shrinking the
>> extended partition then the Bug is on the installer.
>> Do you know what that is?
> Where would you file a bug? I don't think you know enough to be able to
> file a bug yet. How can you even be sure there's a bug? Is there any
> reason unallocated space beyond the end of the last used logical partition
> should be allocated inside the extended partition? Are you certain you
> wrote the partition table after you modified the partition, last time? Do
> fdisk, sfdisk, cfdisk all show the same values as parted?
This morning I used the Invincible LiveCD and gparted showed me the
hard drive partition table is fine. The is 101 GB of free space. But
back in Hardy "fdisk" shows this:
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 6206 32242455 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 2193 4625 19543041 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 4626 5598 7815591 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 5599 6206 4883728+ 83 Linux
So it appears there is a problem with the "fdisk" picture of the
hard drive partitions.
So it appears that gparted is fine but "fdisk" has a problem.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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