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Re: [opensuse] ext3 check forced = frustration
  • From: Joe Morris <Joe_Morris@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 19:17:08 +0800
  • Message-id: <47BABAB4.9020302@xxxxxxx>
On 02/19/2008 07:03 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

Suppose I have used 1,2,5,6,..16,17. Do you see and easy manner to convert 5 and 6 to 3 and 4, moving the rest down?
If you are saying to make logical partitions primary, though easy is not what I would call it, I believe it could be done with gparted.
They are different types. Now, I guess I can consider myself an expert, and perhaps I could get away with it without resorting to Partition Magic, nor a full reinstall. But I wouldn't bet on it, nor on the average Joe doing it.
Since I am an average Joe, I can tell you it would not be easy. But I have become very impressed with the power and stability of gparted. I recently deleted sda7 on a system (3rd logical), shrunk the primary partition, expanded sda6 to the end of the primary, and expanded a second primary AFTER sda7 in both directions, without a problem. Very impressive.

I would certainly make a full backup, and is not easy for a 300 or 500 GB drive. That done, it would probably be easier and safer to fully reinstall on another drive and back, but I'd need to do the investment in spare hardware...

After my experiences with gparted, I tried the above with no problems. I have been using the gparted live cd to upgrade Windows disks in laptops to bigger drives with great success as well. But this is so far from the subject...
Joe Morris
Registered Linux user 231871 running openSUSE 10.3 x86_64

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