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Re: FDISK problems

Mike Wright-4 wrote:
> woodson2 wrote:
>> OS= Fedora 10
>> I have a secondary 250GB disk of which I created a 50G partition on to
>> try
>> and set-up an LFS system. I finished with the LFS system and now I want
>> to
>> destroy the partition and reclaim all of the 250GB. So i simply ran fdisk
>> /dev/sdb and deleted the 2 Linux partitions ( one 83 and one swap). I
>> then
>> created a new partition as primary partition #1. fdisk appears to see the
>> entire disk....I'm able to start at cylinder 1 and end at 30401 which is
>> 250GB, however when i mount the partition it's shows as only 50G.....What
>> the hell is going on here???
> Simple question: did you remember to reformat the new partition?
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Mike, if you mean by reformat to write to use "w' to write to the partition

Here's the out put of parted and fdisk. Thanks for your help..

Parted output

GNU Parted 1.8.8
Using /dev/sdb
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
(parted) p
Model: ATA WDC WD2500AAJS-0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 250GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
2 32.3kB 250GB 250GB primary ext3

Fdisk output

fdisk -l /dev/sdb

Disk /dev/sdb: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x23e7d3fd

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb2 1 30401 244196001 83 Linux

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