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Old 02-04-2012, 06:12 AM   #1
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gparted error - can't have overlapping partitions


Hi
I want to resize my PCs partition but the gparted is giving error that;
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Can't overlapping partitions
Here is the screenshot;
http://www.enlightenment.org/ss/e-4f...3.20474809.png
and also is showing all the disk as un-partitioned.
Here is the output of fdisk -l;
Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000b8e21

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        2611    20972826    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2            2612       19457   135315464+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5            2612       15665   104856223+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6           15666       15728      499712   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7           15728       19458    29960192   83  Linux
 
Old 02-04-2012, 06:19 AM   #2
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are u using live cd?
which partition do you want to re-size?

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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Yes I am using GParted Live CD
I want to resize sda7 to create 4GB free space to install arch linux.
 
Old 02-04-2012, 06:38 AM   #4
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why don't you just re-partition it in the arch installation process?
 
Old 02-04-2012, 07:10 AM   #5
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Actually this is my first time with arch so partition resize in arch may be dangerous and I could loose all of my data!
 
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Well, if you check the end of sda7, you'll see it is outside of the end of the extended. And outside the last cylinder of the disk itself
So yep, it looks like overlapping partitions. gparted shouldn't show it as unallocated though. What does "parted -l" give ?.

Probably caused by the changes in partition alignment that have come in over the last few releases/years.
 
  


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