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Re: FDISK problems



woodson2 wrote:

> Mike, if you mean by reformat to write to use "w' to write to the partition
> table....yes

you used 'w' under fdisk to save new partition table. this does not format
partition.

being that partition was formatted as a 50g partition, and no reformatting,
superblock will still show a 50g partition.

when a partition size is changed with fdisk, partition must be reformatted
to create new superblock information.

if you had deleted swap and 'resized' to larger partition with gparted,
then all of that would have been taken care of by gparted.

to regain full size of partition, you need to run gparted or mkfs.

have a look at;

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/understanding-unixlinux-file-system-part-i.html
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/understanding-unixlinux-filesystem-superblock.html


hth.

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peace out.

tc,hago.

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