[PLUG] Logical partition

Pranav Peshwe pranavpeshwe at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 23:40:34 PST 2008


On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Ranjit Bhonsle <ranjya at gmail.com> wrote:

> > The diagnostic information people need to help you can be obtained as:
> >
> > root at machine:# fdisk -l
> >
> > If you can post the output of 'fdisk -l', some of us can chip in.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Manas
> >
> ranjit at HardlyUbuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
> [sudo] password for ranjit:
>
> Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0x61c2fa14
>
>   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sda1   *           1        1305    10482381    7  HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/sda2            1306        3407    16884315    5  Extended
> /dev/sda5            1306        2635    10683193+  83  Linux
> /dev/sda6            2636        2768     1068291   82  Linux swap /
> Solaris
> /dev/sda7            2769        2792      192748+  83  Linux
> /dev/sda8            2793        3407     4939956   83  Linux
>

Hi,
     Your extended partition (/dev/sda2) is only 16 gigabytes long and is
full. So, it cannot accommodate any more logical partitions.Since you can
have only a single 'extended' partition on a drive,  either you can extend
the extended partition (/dev/sda2) using an appropriate tool (GNU
parted/gparted for example) or,  as you have already mentioned you can
create a primary partition starting from where the extended ends.
IMO, since there is no data beyond the extended  partition, it should be
safe and quick to resize the extended partition. If you decide to resize the
partition, make sure that the machine has a reliable UPS  :)

My 2 cents...


Best regards,
Pranav


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