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From: Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] fdisk - expanding a partition beyond 2TB
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 08:05:42
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] fdisk - expanding a partition beyond 2TB by Dave Oxley
1 On 27 Aug 2008, at 05:28, Dave Oxley wrote:
2 > ...
3 > I've just added a fourth disk to my Raid 5 set increasing the
4 > capacity from 1.5TB to 2.25TB. I have 4 partitions on this volume
5 > set; the fourth of which is 1.49TB which is then further subdivided
6 > using lvm2. ...
8 Hi there,
10 Is the problem that you've got 4 partitions & this prevents you form
11 making a 5th?
12 Because using LVM I would simply create a new partition and add it to
13 the volume group.
15 The contents *should* indeed remain intact if one simply deletes the
16 partition & recreates at the same starting point, yet larger. I'm
17 sure I've used parted as well as cfdisk for this sort of thing in the
18 past, yet hesitate to recommend either as I would fear making a typo
19 with an unfamiliar tool, thereby rendering my data mythical.
21 Stroller.


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Re: [gentoo-user] fdisk - expanding a partition beyond 2TB Dave Oxley <dave@××××××××××××.uk>