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Fix size of disk in partition table

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Heiner E. Lennackers
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Fix size of disk in partition table

Hi,

when i change the size of the disk where my linux lives (by cloning it to a large disk or migrating the raid unit) fdisk always says i have the old disk size. I know that partition magic will fix this when booting with it and then the additional disk space can be used e.g. for additional partition.
My question is now: Is there a linux tool which can do the same, even better without booting the system?

Heiner
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Mike Stroyan
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Re: Fix size of disk in partition table

You could boot from a gparted live CD.
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
Alexander Chuzhoy
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Re: Fix size of disk in partition table

I don't know about better, but there's a tool called "parted" that manipulates partitions.
Stuart Browne
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Re: Fix size of disk in partition table

gparted = graphical interface to parted

as for automated fixes, it doesn't do it, but you could possibly script something around it..

be aware that parted comes with a warning for every action. it can do the wrong thing..
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