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Re: Error resizing ext3 partition

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Error resizing ext3 partition
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 18:28:45 +1100
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On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 12:52:45AM -0500, Nicolas Marchildon wrote:
> Then I tried increasing the size of the first ext3 partition to include the 
> space gained by deleting the extended one. I did it while it was mounted. I 
> know it's stupid,

Almost guaranteed to destroy data ;/

> but I didn't have a floppy drive to boot from. I didn't 
> even try to boot as single user.

booting single-user doesn't help (much).

> I had the hope that parted would tell me that I can't resize a partition that 
> is currently mounted read-write. It didn't. Maybe it's supposed to be able to 
> do it, but it failed.

It is supposed to.

Please send the output of "cat /proc/mounts" and /etc/mtab.

> I'd be interested in recovering the data, if possible ;) I did a backup of 
> the important data before resizing, but it's a pain to re-install the whole 
> distro...

e2fsck is your best bet.

You can also use rpm --verify to check for corruption, and just
reinstall corrupt packages.


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