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