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Old 01-29-2005, 07:10 AM   #1
abhigo
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Exclamation FC3 root partition size not increasing


hi
I have FC3 it was out of space so i decided to increase its root partition size
I had some 22 Gb free space i used parted to increase the root partition size..from 7.6 Gb to 15 gb
after i rebooted i had seen partition table and it is showing that root size increased from 7.6gb to 15 gb but when i looked at the properties of root it still showed same size ....
means 2 different values how could it be possible....
see the execution of command fdisk


[root@abhi ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120060444672 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14596 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 2550 20482843+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 * 2551 14596 96759495 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 2551 6374 30716248+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 6375 10291 31463271 b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda7 10292 10488 1582371 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda8 10489 12510 16241683+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 12511 14596 16755763+ 83 Linux
[root@abhi ~]# fdisk -s /dev/hda8
16241683






here is my fstab


# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=SWAP-hda7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat umask=000,rw 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d vfat umask=000,rw 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/win_e vfat umask=000,rw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,exec,noauto,managed 0 0





any further things required I will send
thanx
abhinav
 
Old 01-29-2005, 08:22 AM   #2
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of these which is ur root partiton

/dev/hda8 10489 12510 16241683+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 12511 14596 16755763+ 83 Linux

and what do u mean by this

but when i looked at the properties of root it still showed same size

what did u do for this??

also post the O/P of "df"

regards
 
Old 01-29-2005, 08:31 AM   #3
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my root size is /dev/hda8

and for root properties i right clicked the properties of file:/ on the konqueror window
 
Old 01-29-2005, 08:32 AM   #4
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post the O/P of

df

"and for root properties i right clicked the properties of file:/ on the konqueror window"
this always does not shows the correct size

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Old 01-29-2005, 08:34 AM   #5
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whats O/P

and df ?????
 
Old 01-29-2005, 09:31 AM   #6
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sorry for that , it was my little brother here is o/p of df



[root@abhi ~]# df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda8 7969432 6993520 571076 93% /
none 517204 0 517204 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda1 20472816 19762064 710752 97% /mnt/win_c
/dev/hda5 30656352 30183776 472576 99% /mnt/win_d
/dev/hda6 31447888 30285600 1162288 97% /mnt/win_e
/dev/hda9 16739392 16739392 0 100% /stuff
[root@abhi ~]#


& yeah size here has not yet increased...
wht the anomaly is...
plz explain and suggest the solution..
thanx
abhinav
 
Old 01-29-2005, 11:33 AM   #7
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the problem i think is that "parted"has modifed only ur partiton table but it has really not done anything

i too find this confusuing
what we can learn form this is not to depend more on these third party tools

i prefer using only fdisk both on linux and from CD for partitoning

meanwhile if i find something usefull on this i will keep u posted

regards
 
  


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