Resizing partition -- OOPS! My bad...

Charlie Brune Ubuntu at
Thu Jul 8 16:49:35 UTC 2010

On 07/08/2010 11:47 AM, Charlie Brune wrote:
> On 07/08/2010 10:32 AM, R Kimber wrote:
>> On Wed, 07 Jul 2010 16:37:30 -0700
>> sdavmor wrote:
>>>> Is this OK, or are there UUID or other subtle complications? Thanks.
>>>> - Richard.
>>> That's what I have done in the past.
>> Thanks. It went OK. but there was a GOTCHA: gparted identified the disks
>> differently from the normal setup. For example, my normal sdb was
>> identified by gparted as sda. This was easy to spot because I knew that
>> the disks were partitioned quite differently, but for someone who has 
>> very
>> similar sets of partitions, they might not notice.
>> - Richard.
> You also had to resize the filesystem, right?
Sorry, just re-read the original post. You clearly stated that your 
process called for resizing the filesystem.

Note that I got burned once when I learned that you can make the 
filesystem bigger, but not smaller without un-mounting it. Not a biggie, 
but a learning experience. 8-)

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