[kwlug-disc] Safely append unused space to an ext3 partition
kb at 2bits.com
Tue Jul 20 23:09:17 EDT 2010
On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
> On the new server that I had, there are 12GB that are unassigned for some
> Perhaps this is due to even number boundaries, or something.
> The current state is like this (from parted)
> Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
> Partition Table: msdos
> Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
> 1 32.3kB 988GB 988GB primary ext3 boot
> 2 988GB 1000GB 12.1GB extended
> 5 988GB 1000GB 12.1GB logical linux-swap
> In fdisk, it is like so:
> Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0xsomething
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sda1 * 1 120134 964976323+ 83 Linux
> /dev/sda2 120135 121601 11783677+ 5 Extended
> /dev/sda5 120135 121601 11783646 82 Linux swap /
> I don't want to repartition the disk and spend several hours backing up and
> restoring the file system (which is only 100GB, but still ...)
> So the question is: is there a way to somehow append the 12GB that are
> assigned to /dev/sda1, and end up with only 2 partitions (1 and 5)?
> If this can be done at the partition level, would ext3 need to know about
> extra space, or will it use it without issues?
> Thanks in advance
Ignore that message!
I just got confused. The extended partition contains the swap and no space
My bad. Should do the math before I post. Or not post too late like that ...
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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