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In typical newbie fashion I installed RH9 on my 80gb hd and let diskdruid use the entire drive. Now I want to resize the partition to make it smaller. PM7 and QTParted both refused to resize the partition and Parted gave it a good try but came up with an error. I've searched and read til my eyes bled, but I'm no closer to understanding the problem. Here is the pertinent info (I think)
Using /dev/hda Information: The operating system thinks the geometry on /dev/hda is 9729/255/63. Therefore, cylinder 1024 ends at 8032.499M. (parted) print Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-76319.085 megabytes Disk label type: msdos
Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags
1 0.031 101.975 primary ext3 boot
2 101.975 75806.718 primary ext3
3 75806.719 76316.594 primary linux-swap
Parted deleted the swap partition (minor 3) without any problems. The error occured when I attempted to resize minor 2.
(parted) resize 2 101.975 55806.999 Warning: Filesystem was not cleanly unmounted! You should e2fsck. No Implementation: This ext2 filesystem has a rather strange layout! Parted can't resize this (yet).