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Old 19th May 2006, 09:48 AM
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Unhappy FC5 breaking partitions?

or: how to move/resize partitions that got created from FC5?

I run out of space on /. http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/...d.php?t=109588
So I booted windows, run Partitionmagic to move some stuff around and gain space on the FC5 partition. But PM refuses to do anything with those ext3 partitions?!
Quote:
Error #510 The version of the file system is not supported
Ok, doin some googeling, came up with http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-l.../msg03417.html

Booted rescue CD, changed all affected partitions with tune2fs -O^dir_index.


Back to windows and PM: partitions still not supported!

more googeling reveals http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...t2-revert.html

Ok, no dataloss involved so let's just convert all partitions to ext2.


Booted rescue CD, converted partitions.

Back to windows/PM: ok, now I see ext2 partitions listed. But still I cannot do anything with them!


Desperately I even tried to use parted. And even this gives me a message about unsupported partition type!

So - what has Fedora Core 5 done to my harddrive partitions?

Sorry but I'm a little annoyed right now. I had Gentoo and Ubuntu running on those same partitions before. And although they all had their little issues no other linux distri has caused this kind of trouble


Any hints on how to proceed ?


thank you
Jens
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Old 19th May 2006, 10:18 AM
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Not sure what you are trying to do. Are you trying to:

1. Shrink your Windows partition to release more space for Linux, or
2. Shrink your Linux partition to release more space for Windows?
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Old 19th May 2006, 10:53 AM
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ok, situation is this
Quote:
Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0kB - 20GB
Disk label type: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 32kB 33MB 33MB primary fat16
2 33MB 4524MB 4491MB primary ntfs boot
3 4524MB 4631MB 107MB primary ext2
4 4631MB 20GB 15GB extended lba
5 4631MB 7740MB 3109MB logical ext3
6 7740MB 9459MB 1719MB logical ext3
7 9459MB 9731MB 271MB logical linux-swap
8 9731MB 11GB 1061MB logical ext3
9 12GB 17GB 5462MB logical ntfs
10 17GB 18GB 1045MB logical ntfs
11 18GB 20GB 1629MB logical fat32
/hda3 = /boot
/hda5 = /
/hda6 = /home
/hda8 = /opt

next to hda8 I have about 1GB unallocated space (shrunk the windows partition 9)

What I want is move partitions 6 to 8 up to the end of the free space and then grow the root partition 5.

Is it possible to to with linux tools?

I'm afraid not, since even the supplied parted complains

Quote:
(parted) p 8
Error: File system has an incompatible feature enabled.
that was after removing dir_index and even after converting to ext2


so, any ideas?


thanks
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