convert a lost+fouind partition to ext4

Avi Greenbury lists at
Fri Dec 23 08:16:49 UTC 2011

Abhishek Dixit wrote:

> I want to use it, it is 270+ GB which is lying unused on my system.
> Is it possible that I extend the home directory or / to this size
> 270+ GB. Mine is not an LVM it was a normal ext3/ext4 filesystem, how
> can I use the unused space that is my problem.

If you want to grow some other partition over it, then you'll need to
boot into a LiveCD and use the partitioner tool to adjust the
partitions - in the absence of LVM you cannot do this while the system
is using the disk.


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