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Re: unable to resize ext3 partition - thinks its ext2...

From: Sven Luther
Subject: Re: unable to resize ext3 partition - thinks its ext2...
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 12:04:53 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/

On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:42:33AM +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 06, 2004 at 02:15:33PM +0000, Nicholas White wrote:
> > I have parted 1.6.6 running on redhat 9.  I would like to resize this ext3 
> > partition, but when I tried it gave the output:
> > 
> > (parted) resize 2 38162.219 48162.219
> > Error: Filesystem was not cleanly unmounted!  You should e2fsck.  Modifying 
> > an
> > unclean filesystem could cause severe corruption.
> > Ignore/Cancel? i
> Eeek.  You shouldn't do that.

Well, parted supports resizing of ext3 disks which are in a clean state,
since then they are ext2 compatible, right ? 

For more, we should move to libext2fs.

BTW, if he shouldn't ignore it, should this option not be provided ? 


Sven Luther

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