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Old 12-25-2008, 12:55 AM
"Geofrey Rainey"
Default Linux Partitioning Issue

I have a system with a raid 5 array which I have extended using HP array
Configuration utility tools. You can see from the output of fdisk below
That the disk has extra space:

Disk /dev/cciss/c0d0: 366.8 GB, 366870733824 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 44602 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 14 2563 20482875 8e Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d0p3 2564 2690 1020127+ 82 Linux
swap / Solaris
/dev/cciss/c0d0p4 2691 26761 193350307+ 5 Extended
/dev/cciss/c0d0p5 2691 26761 193350276 8e Linux

However because of the limited size of the extended partition I am
unable to
use the extra space, I receive the following error:

Command (m for help): n
No free sectors available

Command (m for help):

Presumably I have to remove partition 5 and also the extended partition
4, then resize
the extended partition to use the extra space. However I'm concerned
that I'll loose all
the data on partition 5, is there a way around this? I am wondering if I
specify the start
and end cylinders of partition 5 to be the same size will the data be


Geofrey Rainey.
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