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Re: FDISK problems



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???
I see you already have the answer... You may find that parted works
better for this then fdisk. As a bonus, you can format the new
partition using the same program. I remember reading in a man page
somewhere that parted is preferred for large drives. (But it didn't
define large drives...)

Mikkel
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  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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