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Old 12-05-2007, 10:14 AM   #1
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Drive Size Reported Wrong After Re-size

Well i had a 230gb EXT3 drive in my old linux box it went down i installed in my XP box with EXT2IFS No prob read write. I converted to ext2 to resize and installed dual boot with kbuntu all works well execpt now on the original /dev/hdc1 i can read in kubuntu delete files etc but i cannot write i get this when i do a df
/dev/hdc1 187G 179G 0 100% /mnt
which shows 187 total 179 free but 0 availble why when i boot into my windows i can read / write with no probs
Please help
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Now ext does require some space for itself but would think it would be much over 5% as a default. What does the mount command show.

Old 12-05-2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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Well, if I read that run-on sentence correctly, I do believe that there was a filesystem conversion from ext3 to ext2 along the way. Going from ext2 to ext3 is trivially easy, but apparently going from ext3 to ext2 is fraught with issues.

That run-on sentence also had something in it about a resize, and I don't know what was being resized, but if it was a partition then perhaps the problem is that there is 50 megs or so of blank space on the disk now. I can't tell for sure because the description of the problem was only partly coherent, and I am unwilling to spend a great deal of time trying to parse meaning out of it.

edit: I looked at ext3->ext2 again and it appears that there is only an issue if you are trying to do this on a mounted system drive.

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