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Old 08-25-2007, 04:09 AM   #1
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Question Problems free space error of partition.

I once had 6 partitions, which are
3 primary - XP NTFS
Proprietary Phoenix Rocovery Pro
Ext3 partition
1 primary extended partition that has 2 partitions (which are in hard disk order, beside the XP NTFS partition):
Ext3 fedora

Recently, I removed these things together in GParted in Fedora Live CD which are: Ext3 partition and swap in the extended partition and extended partition itself and finally, I extended NTFS partition. When I did these all together, it removed everything finely until it got stuck with error extending NTFS, and showed me some weird error. (And the thing is i unmounted everything properly.) AFter I booted to Windows XP, I went to My computer and found out that although disk is not properly extended! (but, anyway I'm able to boot and disk is not corrupted and the file is really fine.) So, I checked in both GParted and Logical Volume Manager in XP and find out that it shows my XP NTFS partition with being extended from original space! But in My computer, it shows that disk space is as same as before? What can I do? I have emergency things to do, but i can't do that....
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It would help us to understand your problem if you boot up Fedora and post here the output of
fdisk -l
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It would help us to understand your problem if you boot up Fedora and post here the output of
fdisk -l
I did that, and since i know what it means, it (fdisk -l) shows that /dev/sda1 (xp ntfs) partition is fully 42.8GB which was I expected after extending size. however, in XP, it shows 30GB in My Computer while in Logical Disk manger in XP shows me in the bar graph that it is 42.8 GB, and in forward, 30GB! In GParted, it also shows /dev/sda1 as 42.8GB. I'm sure of my interpretation. Is there any way to fix? Thanks.
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"Extending" a filesystem is a two part process, first the partition is resized and then the actual filesystem. It appears that the partition was resized but for some reason as you stated in your first post something happened while the filesystem was being resized to cause an error.
Luckly the filesystem was not corrupted. The utility to resize an NTFS filesystem is called ntfsresize. Make sure you backup any important data prior to running the utility.


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