Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Problem resizing SATA disc partition with parted / qtparted

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    2

    Problem resizing SATA disc partition with parted / qtparted

    Knoppix 3.8.1 CD boots on my PC successfully and mounts my SATA drive correctly such that I can view and edit files on all the partitions.
    However parted and qtparted fail to resize a FAT32 partition reporting the message "The information sector has the wrong signature (0)".

    Any suggestions? PC has Asus A7V600-X motherboard with VIA 8237 SATA and single SATA drive attached. Output from parted:

    Code:
    Using /UNIONFS/dev/sda
    Information: The operating system thinks the geometry on /UNIONFS/dev/sda is
    9729/255/63.  Therefore, cylinder 1024 ends at 8032.499M.
    
    (parted) print
    Disk geometry for /UNIONFS/dev/sda: 0.000-76319.085 megabytes
    Disk label type: msdos
    Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
    1          0.031   2863.146  primary   fat32       boot
    2       2863.147  76316.594  extended              lba
    5       2863.178   5726.293  logical   fat32
    6       5726.325  24803.481  logical   fat32
    7      24803.512  43880.668  logical   fat32
    8      43880.700  76316.594  logical   fat32
    
    (parted) resize 7
    Start?  [24803.5122]?
    End?  [43880.6685]? 40000
    Warning: The information sector has the wrong signature (0).  Select cancel for
    now, and send in a bug report.  If you're desperate, it's probably safe to
    ignore.
    qtparted reports same error when attempting to resize /dev/sda partition 7

    Code:
    root@1[knoppix]# qtparted
    Warning: Unable to open /UNIONFS/dev/hda read-write (Read-only file system).  /UNIONFS/dev/hda has been opened read-only.
    Warning: The information sector has the wrong signature (a0d7472).  Select cancel for now, and send in a bug report.  If you're desperate, it's probably safeto ignore.
    Warning: The information sector has the wrong signature (0).  Select cancel for now, and send in a bug report.  If you're desperate, it's probably safe to ignore.
    fdisk reports:
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1         365     2931831    b  W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda2             366        9729    75216330    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5             366         730     2931831    b  W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda6             731        3162    19535008+   b  W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda7            3163        5594    19535008+   b  W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda8            5595        9729    33214356    b  W95 FAT32

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    2
    Resolved - with Knoppix 3.9 parted move/resize works fine with for my SATA drive.

Similar Threads

  1. qtparted, cfdisk and resizing ntfs
    By rmart0729 in forum MS Windows & New to Linux
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-15-2006, 02:39 PM
  2. QtParted Resizing Qs
    By downdogWoof in forum General Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-25-2005, 09:46 PM
  3. Problem resizing NTFS partition (bad sectors?)
    By dtopper in forum Hdd Install / Debian / Apt
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-27-2004, 08:43 AM
  4. Resizing FAT 32 with Qtparted - hdinstall problem
    By sminotti in forum Hdd Install / Debian / Apt
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-23-2003, 01:49 AM
  5. qtparted or parted
    By nex56 in forum General Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-20-2003, 12:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •