CAN"T RESIZE EXT3!

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CAN"T RESIZE EXT3!

Postby sourwire on Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:30 pm

Okay, let me tell you my little story.
I used to have a big Windows partition and a little Linux partition (well actually, 3 little Linux partitions including swap and the extended one that contains swap).
Since I don't use Windows now, I decided to resize my NTFS partiton to make it smaller and then, enlarge ext3 partition with Linux Mint on it.
Ok, I resized NTFS, but now I can't resize ext3! I have 13.5 Gb of Unallocated space that I can't even use!
I used GParted booting it from Knoppix and Freespire (tried both, but none help).
I made sure that the partitions are NOT mounted, but still nothing!
I'm so frustrated!
PLEASE HELP
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Postby linuxviolin on Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:03 pm

Maybe with the GParted Live CD: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
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Postby Boo on Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:33 pm

I think the problem is that you can only resize by moving the end of a partition and not the beginning of one.

so if you shrink your ntfs partition you then can not move the start of the ext3 partition next to it to extend it. :(

what you could do is create a new ext3 partition in the free space.
move the data from the one partition next to it (could be / partition so dangerous and there may not be enough room).
then delete the partition you copied the data from and extend the new partition over where the old one used to be.

if you post: fdisk -l
this would give us more info.

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Postby sourwire on Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:18 am

Boo wrote:what you could do is create a new ext3 partition in the free space.
move the data from the one partition next to it (could be / partition so dangerous and there may not be enough room).
then delete the partition you copied the data from and extend the new partition over where the old one used to be.

if you post: fdisk -l
this would give us more info.
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Yeah, I think I'm going to do that then. Thanks for your help! :)
And here is what fdisk -l spits out:

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