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Re: disk geometry

From: David Leuser II
Subject: Re: disk geometry
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 18:13:05 -0400

Thanks for quick response, the thought of ignoring occurred to me and this
is what happened:

(parted) resize 5 1106 5760
error: block relocator should have relocated 1190810

Not knowing what to do, I reboot the system and type "df" at the bash
prompt, I am informed that /dev/sda5 (the one I resized) which was
originally 9 gigabytes, is now 4.6 gigabytes (which it should be if parted
did its magic).  However entering parted and typing "print" yields the
same start and end locations for minor 5 as they were before resizing.  If
I resize again back to the original 9gb (though parted says its still 9gb
anyway) and reboot and run df, the size is back to 9gb.  Is this normal?
Dare I try creating a new partition or moving any partitions into that
"free space" that parted doesn't seem to acknowledge?

address@hidden writes:
>On Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 03:40:07PM -0400, David Leuser II wrote:
>> Thanks for all the replies to my last post
>> Running "parted" from RH7.2 rescue mode (with my adaptec integrated
>> in case it matters), I get the following
>> "Warning: the operating system thinks the geometry on /dev/sda is
>> 2212/255/63.  Therefore, cylinder 1024 ends at 8032.499M.  You should
>> check that this matches the BIOS geometery before using this program."  
>> Unfortunately these numbers do not appear to be available through my
>> and are not physically written on the drive either... Are there any
>> utilities out there to get this? (I presume I can't use any linux
>> since Linux is whats misinterpreting the size?)
>You can probably just ignore.  Parted will give more warning messages
>if things are looking IF-y.  This stuff is only relevant if you are
>using CHS addressing (eg: for your boot loader)

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