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Re: Parted resizing FAT32 => overwriting?

From: Ryan Underwood
Subject: Re: Parted resizing FAT32 => overwriting?
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 18:33:54 -0600
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On Sat, Mar 06, 2004 at 10:21:39PM +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> > Does the FAT32 partition need to be deleted now in order for parted to
> > find an old Reiser superblock within that partition (it cannot be
> > downsized to the original size)?
> Yes.  Parted will not "rescue" a file system if the resulting
> partition would overlap with other partitions.

Thanks, that is exactly what I needed to know.  Is there a note about
this in the documentation or help?

> > Or does the FAT32 conversion somehow
> > overwrite data in the latter portion of the filesystem, that has not
> > been written to by normal filesystem operation yet?
> This is unlikely, unless your fat32 file system was very full, and
> more space was needed for the file allocation tables at the start...

Ok, the reason I thought it might have done some sort of
"reorganization" is because it took a _long_time_.  Like almost an hour
and a half.  Do you have any idea why it would have taken so long simply
to resize a FAT32 filesystem from 8->20GB?  PartitionMagic usually only
takes such a long time when it is required to shuffle data to different
parts of the partition, which is why I was nervous that the partition
was overwritten.

Ryan Underwood, <address@hidden>

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