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Re: resizing containerpartition and keeping startpoint intact

From: B.Hakvoort
Subject: Re: resizing containerpartition and keeping startpoint intact
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 19:54:32 +0100

On Mon, 2004-11-22 at 18:42 +0100, Szakacsits Szabolcs wrote:
> In general, it is not. Check out the either resize2fs, 
> resize_reiserfs or ntfsresize man page. The fs and partition 
> resizing order is important.
 Szaka please.. :) I'm not that stupid, i was refering to growing. 

> Well, I've never looked the API but I guess you should use
> ped_constraint_exact instead of ped_constraint_any and not 
> additionally.
The disadvantage of this is that the end of the partition is then also
not set to a cylinder boundary. Oh well.. i think of something ...

> You should also make sure that the partition end is not 
> rounded down to a cylinder boundary in the middle of the 
> filesystem. This is also one of the a common problems of 
> partitioners.

Not in GParted ;) the smallest size you can shrink a partition to is
"used + (2 * cylinderspace)". works great and save :)

If it wasn't for this flippin' startpoint problem i could make a
release :/

Thanks anyway for your answer :)


>       Szaka

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