[oclug] ? using "parted" to resize a partition
bb at L8R.net
Sun Jun 15 10:36:51 EDT 2003
On Sun, 15 Jun 2003 07:26:54 -0400
Normand Fisher <fishern at ncf.ca> wrote:
> A while ago, starting with Linux, I did install RH9 on a rather large
> hard drive. Following the recommended procedure, I created a swap
> partition, a boot partition and a third, large, partition. Learning
> about Debian, I want to install this distribution after resizing the
> large partition on hte hard disk and for that purpose tried using
> For some reason "parted" finds the filesystem "...rather strange" and
> says it can't resize it yet.
> Here's the information returned by "parted":
> Using /dev/hde
> Information: The operating system thinks that the geometry on /dev/hde
> is 155061/16/63. Therefore cylinder 1024 ends at 503.999M.
> running "print"
> this list my three partition with information that I expect showing
> start, end, type, filesystem (ext3)
> running "check 1 (and 2)
> No implementation: This ext2 filesystem has a rather strange layout!
> Parted can't resize this (yet).
> Question to the list: Is there some way of using parted on an 80GB disk
> (this might be the source of the problem) or is ther another program
> that could resize an "ext3" partition.
If the problem really is that parted doesn't like the ext3 label, then
just mount that ext3 partition to ext2.
IE mount -t ext2
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