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Old 11-30-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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gparted: error when resizing an SD card partition


I'm trying to repartition an SD card with gparted.

It currently contains a single 1.8GB FAT16 partition (size card is 2GB).

When I right-click on the partition & resize it to 1.5GB, I get after a few seconds the error:
"file systems does not have expected sizes for windows to like it. Number of clusters is 60212 (60213 expected); size of FATs is 284 sectors (236 expected)."

Any suggestions?
TIA
 
Old 11-30-2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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Are you trying to preserve the filesystem? It might work if you repartition with empty partitions and then create a new filesystem. Also make sure you are using the latest parted (3.1 is current) as there have been many bug fixes.
 
Old 11-30-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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tnx.

the SD currently has a FAT16 partition, which should be a piece of pie for gparted to resize.

Im using whats available for debian stable: gparted 0.7.0
 
Old 11-30-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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gparted is just a GUI for parted (actually, libparted I guess). Make sure you are current on parted.

There is a boundary right at 2GB devices for FAT16, so that may be causing the issue with resizing the partition while keeping the filesystem intact.
 
  


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