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After a HDD failure I upgraded with a new one bigger in size. I used Norton Ghost 8.0 (I'm new to Linux) to clone the HDD to the new one, sector by sector type of cloning, nothing else worked.
After booting the system from the new HDD I tried to resize the home partition to use the whole HDD using QTParted but it wont work, but finally worked with cfdisk.
Now if I use cfdisk or fdisk I see the correct size HDD but Konqueror does not recognize the whole HDD just the old size of the partition and I got at one point the message that the disk is full.
Any ideas please?
The fdisk -l output is:
Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd56c44d1
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 851 6835626 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 852 121601 969924375 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdb5 852 1181 2650693+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb6 1182 121601 967273618+ 83 Linux
You may need this http://linux.die.net/man/8/resize2fs.
A partition is just raw disk space, you need to create (new disk) or extend (in your case most likely) the actual filesystem eg ext3 to use the whole partition.
I'd be wary of cloning a dead disk though, you'll have picked up any errors as well. Any chance you've got a clean backup?