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Re: Resizing ext4 partitions



On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 7:27 PM, A. Mani <a mani cms gmail com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 11:16 PM, Renato Caldas
> <seventhguardian gmail com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 5:49 PM, A. Mani <a mani cms gmail com> wrote:
>>> Is it really safe to resize ext4 partitions?
> <snip>
>> I don't understand what you did, nor why. Can you please explain?
>
> I was checking resize of ext4 partitions in my test system. Ubuntu
> users/devel have reported problems in 9.04 and karmic.

Couldn't that be Parted Magic's fault?

> I had made a 5 GB /boot  ext4 partition (sda2) initially and wanted to
> reduce it to ~ 2GB. The vfat partition (sda1) (with full install of
> freedos) was also resized to take up the resulting free space. All
> this was done with the parted magic CD (ver- 4.0).
>
> I think the problem is due to the older version (1.41.5) of e2fsprogs.
>
> Anything below VERSION 1.41.9 is bound to be unsafe.
> http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net/e2fsprogs-release.html#1.41.9

Rawhide's version is e2fsprogs-1.41.9-3.fc12.x86_64, so I don't
understand how this is relevant.


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