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Re: [opensuse] Questions for Partitioning guru's - Solved
  • From: Joe Zien <jozien@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 16:18:52 -0400
  • Message-id: <46E6F82C.4040001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Bob S wrote:
On Monday 10 September 2007 01:56, Felix Miata wrote:
On 2007/09/09 23:40 (GMT-0400) Kenneth Schneider apparently typed:
On Sun, 2007-09-09 at 22:21 -0500, Rajko M. wrote:
On Sunday 09 September 2007 22:37 (GMT-0400) Bob S wrote:
Here is output of fdisk -l /dev/sda

Felix, Rajko, Ken,

And all of the other great guys on this list who tried to help.
What a great bunch!

.<snip more older discussion>.......

2) Run in console as root
and see what it has to tell. In normal circumstances it doesn't list
extended partition at all. The space after 10055 cylinder should be
explicitly listed as free. So move highlight down to that line (free
space) and try to add more partitions.
That certainly should work.

I don't think that will work as he has his extended partition ending at
10055 which is where sda9 ends. At this point his only option is to
backup sda5-sda9, delete them and then recreate the extended partition
using all of the available space. He will then be able to created more
sda4 only ends at 10055 because that's where sda9 ends. sda9's EPBR has no
means to tell where the end of the disk is. As soon as sda10 is created,
sda4 will magically grow to end where sda10 ends, unless the partitioning
tool is broken. Only when a logical partition has been created that
includes cylinder 30401 will sda4 show ending at the end of the disk.
cfdisk will do it !!  Thanks so much ! All the remaining 167GB of free space.

I had never heard of cfdisk and was afraid of what I would do so I studied the man page over and over and then tried it. It will work. (Wonder why Yast partitioner won't?) What it will do is create sda10 a logical partition of 167GB of all remaining free space which I am assuming will push the extended partion out to the end of the disk. I didn't do it because I am afraid to do it on my running system ( a concern?) and I didn't want a partition of that huge size, and I don't see (yet) a way to create several smaller partitions. Can that be done in cfdisk? I suppose I could go to the yast partitioner and resize it. but that may make the extended partition shrink. I dunno yet. But I am very happy that I have that space back for when I go to install 10.3.

Thanks again guys and all ideas welcome on dividing up that 167GB before I commit.

Bob S
Hi Bob,

I am sending this again so it gets on opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx

I would suggest you go to this site:

and click this version:

gparted-livecd-0.3.4-6 <>

This version can act as a boot cd to boot linux or win.

I use this all the time and never had a problem.

It is an iso file, you can use k3b to burn a disk image, don't just copy
it tp a cd

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