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Re: Parted resizing FAT32 => overwriting?

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Parted resizing FAT32 => overwriting?
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 18:04:53 +1100
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On Sat, Mar 06, 2004 at 06:33:54PM -0600, Ryan Underwood wrote:
> Thanks, that is exactly what I needed to know.  Is there a note about
> this in the documentation or help?

No, good suggestion...

> > 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

That is strange... it should never take that long.

> Do you have any idea why it would have taken so long simply
> to resize a FAT32 filesystem from 8->20GB?

It would have needed to change the cluster size, and update all the
directory entries, but 1.5 hours is surprising.

> 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.

Parted should be the same in this respect.  I will have to


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