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Old 03-19-2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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Debian setup (partman?) shrinks extended partition eliminating free space ?


Hi,

I was installing debian 5.0 and noticed strange behaviour.
I had my partitions prealocated - and left a lot of free space inside extended partition for future data partitions.
So used 'manual' option to partition. After I asociated partitions with mount points and wrote changes to disk I opened another virtual console and checked what happened using fdisk:
The end cylinder of my extended partition was changed ! It was changed that way that it matched end cylinder of last logical partition inside extended partition. Now all my free space is gone - because all free cylinders are 'behind' extended partition.

Is this a bug ?
What should I do to fix my extended partition ?

thanks
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Is this a bug ?
Probably - check the Debian bugzilla (or whatever they use).
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What should I do to fix my extended partition ?
Any of the partitioning tools will allow you to delete and reallocate the extended - doesn't affect the underlying logicals so long as you get the start correct. The gparted liveCD will do it (most) easily for you.
 
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Possible to recreate extended partition not affecting logical partitions using fdisk ?
 
  


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