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can anybody explain the following behaviour on RHEL 5.3 in VM-ware?
1. Installed RHEL 5.3 in 20 GB partition
2. Not big enough
3. Created 2nd. 20 GB virtual disk incl. 1 20 GB partition
4. started a resuce CD
5. copied / partition the new partition using "cp -R -preserver /mnt/oldpartition/* /mnt/newpartition/"
6. exchanged this line in /etc/fstab:
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 2610.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sdb: 21.4 GB, 21474836480 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 2610 20964793+ 83 Linux
How is this possible that a 20 GB partition only shows to have 4 GB in "df"
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