convert a lost+fouind partition to ext4

Liam Proven lproven at
Sat Dec 24 12:39:34 UTC 2011

On 24 December 2011 06:06, Abhishek Dixit <abhidixit87 at> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 1:46 PM, Avi Greenbury <lists at> wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes you understood it correctly.Can you give me any link which
> describes such steps.

You've not told us which is your home FS, nor the root or any others.

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