Resizing

Stephen stephen_o at rogers.com
Mon Mar 12 15:39:10 UTC 2012


On 12/03/2012 6:50 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Stephen wrote:
>> The first time I resized the partitions windows used chkdsk and
>> resized the partition after I signed back into windows. Here is the
>> new readout.
>>      Device Boot     Start       End    Blocks  Id System
>> /dev/sda1   *         63  838836223 419418080+  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
>> /dev/sda2      892379134  976768064  42194465+  5 Extended
>> /dev/sda5      973217763  976768064   1775151  82 Linux swap / Solaris
>> /dev/sda6      892379136  969025535  38323200  83 Linux
>> /dev/sda7      969027584  973215743   2094080  82 Linux swap / Solaris
> That looks good now - there is a gap of ~27GiB between sda1 and sda2.
> Now you should be able to expand the extended partition to the left
> (from a LiveCD using gparted). You can then move the swap partition sda5
> to the left and expand the Linux partition sda6.
>
>
> Nils
>
It still won't let me enlarge the partition  /dev/sda2/. I can't 
understand why gparted won't make the partition larger.



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